The Indu or Buddhi (Middle Forehead) Centre

Chakras
Sahasrara chakra
Guru chakra
Nirvana chakra
Indu chakra
Manas chakra
Ajna chakra
Lalana chakra
Vishuddha chakra
Anahata chakra
Hrit chakra
Manipura chakra
Swathisthana chakra
Muladhara chakra

In the Tantric system, the Forehead Chakra is called the Indu or Chandra ("Moon"); it has sixteen petals, is white in colour, and corresponds to various virtuous spiritual states of consciousness such as mercy, gentleness, patience, non-attachment, etc.  It is not the same as the Ajna chakra.  Along with the Manas chakra  it represents one of the spiritual centers between the Ajna and the Crown.



Deities in the Indu Chakra

the Indu chakra
Deities located in the Indu chakra: Parashiva (seated on a swan) and his shakti, Siddhakali



Chakra table 10

INDU

Terminology Tantric chandra (chandra mandala), chandra mandala, kailasa, shakti, nadanta, soma
Vedic (late Upanishads) indu, shitangshu mandala, sixteen-petalled anahata, shambhawa sthana
Puranic kailasa, shakti, vidya-pada
Position above manas
Petals number sixteen, arranged from right to left
colour moon-white
Vrittis on petals sixteen in number, arranged from right to left
name  1 mercy; 2 gentleness; 3 patience; 4 non-attachment; 5 control; 6 excellent- qualities; 7 joyous mood; 8 deep spiritual love; 9 humility; 10 reflection; 11 restfulness; 12 seriousness; 13 effort; 14 controlled emotion; 15 magnanimity; 16 concentration
In the pericarp a circular moon-region
a nine-cornered region (within the moon-region)
the isle of gems (within the nine-cornered region)
Shamhhu-bija (Hang) with sah in the form of a swan (within gems)
Parashiva with his power Siddhakali) in the bindu of the Hang mantra
Seat Buddhi (intellective mind)


referenceLayayoga - an Advanced Method of Concentration by Shyam Sundar Goswami, p.282.  colour grafix on this pageare from same book



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Associated minor chakras

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upper forehead
forehead
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major and minor Chakras



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