Friends, in the previous post we have seen how the worldly intelligence in the form of Shukracharya wants to deprive the soul as King Bali from awakening. Very beautiful story. One such yoga-mystical story of Vritrasura killing comes in the Puranas. The gods made a thunderbolt from the bones of Dadhichi Rishi to kill the demon Vritrasura. The word Vritra seems to be derived from the word Vritti. It means the thoughts of the mind. There are thoughts in the mind or chitta. Chitta means the collection of thoughts that happened physically earlier, and are now stored in memory. That’s why remembering is also called coming to mind or coming Cheta. Only Kundalini awakening can weaken or paralyze them. It seems that Kundalini awakening can be achieved only when Sushumna located in the spinal cord is activated, otherwise not. Vritrasura died due to thunderbolt, which means Kundalini was awakened only because of the awakening of Sushumna in the spinal cord. It is said that along with the thunderbolt, Vishwakarma also made an arrow. The shape of Vajra has been called Dandavat or cylindrical. The spinal cord is also a bit cylindrical. The name of the arrow is Brahmashir, meaning it goes up to Brahmarandhra, which is at the top of the head that’s the opening of sahasrar chakra. This arrow is the Sushumna Nadi. Vishwakarma had made many other weapons from the bones of Dadhichi Rishi. Meaning that Yogasanas are possible only with the help of bones. Different joints of bones help us to perform different postures. Then energy is transmitted in the body through those asanas, which helps in awakening the power. That Vritrasura used to trouble all the gods. This means that the body’s metabolism gets disturbed due to restlessness of the mind, and various diseases enter it. The body is made of gods only. The literal meaning of Vishwakarma is, the doer of all the work of the world, means the creator of the world. The whole world resides in the body only. It is said in the story that the Vajra and the arrow named Brahmashir were made from the bones of the spine. It is also said that Indra called Surbhi cow and made her lick the bones and then ordered Vishwakarma to make vajra from them. Indra, enhanced by the effulgence of Lord Shiva, picked up that thunderbolt and ran furiously at Vritrasura, as if Rudra was running towards Yama. After this, that Indra, being well prepared, quickly cut off Vritrasura’s head like a mountain peak with that thunderbolt. This is figurative language. With the glory of Shiva, it means with the help of Tantra, because Shiva is the originator of Tantra. This is the description of the energetic state of Kundalini awakening. Because the thoughts of the mind are born in the head, that is why it is said to behead Vritrasura. This story continues in the next post as well.
When all the gods work together, it is said that Indra did that work, because Indra is the king of the gods. Kundalini Yoga is accomplished only by the combined efforts of all the parts of the body, that is, all the deities. That is why it is said that Indra killed Vritrasura. I think khechari mudra is said as licking by surabhi cow, in which the opposite surface of tongue is touched with the soft palate. Because the head is directly connected with the spinal cord, hence it is a part of Vajra. Due to this the energy circulates easily in the channel loop. After that Vajra manufacturing starts, that means energy starts running in the spinal cord.
Vishwakarma made it, means it is made automatically by scientific principle, no man makes it. All you have to do is create favorable conditions for being itself. The world is also created by itself. The name of Vishwakarma has been given to decorate this very being.