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(Skt.). In tantric mystical physiology, the channel (nāḍī) to the left of the avadhūti or central channel, which starts in the left-hand nostril and terminates at the genitals. It is visualized as a fine white tube and the energy (vāyu) flowing through it is thought to generate the objective aspect of cognition. Like the lalanā.the right-hand channel, it is believed to coil around the avadhūti and form knots at the mystic centres (cakras) of the navel, heart, throat, and the crown of the head.

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