Charnavind - Lords Lotus Feet

Distinct features made Lord Swaminarayan unique and divine. He had many beauty spots all over His body. These features and cheens are those that only Almighty God Supreme would possess.

The Lord has sixteen symbolic icons on His Lotus Feet, with nine cheens on His right foot and seven on His left foot. These cheens are unique to Almighty God and no other human being on the earth possesses such features. One can recognise Almighty God Supreme by observing His divine Lotus Feet.


One gains guidance and help to the path of righteousness and salvation through meditating and focusing upon the Lotus Feet of Lord. Nishkulanand Swami examined the qualities of each cheen. One achieves the following results of the mind and soul through meditation upon each cheen.




Swastik Good luck





Ashtakon (Octagon)



Easily able to overcome hardship

arising from the elements

of the universe





Ankush (Goad)



Control over mind and senses,

in the same way an elephant owner

controls his elephant by

using the ankush









Constant focus on Lord Swaminarayan

is achieved,

forces of maya are kept at

bay, just as the lotus flower

remains on water





Ketu (Flag)



Guided through life with the principles

of Lord Shree Swaminarayan, in the

same way that wind guides the sway

and direction of a flag






(Ascendant Line)



Attainment of salvation





Vajra (Sword)



Inner negative forces and

evils are overcome





Jambu (Blackberry)



Liberated from the desire of taste





Java (Barley grain)



Attainment of inner tranquillity

and eradication of sins







Matsya (Fish)


Permanent and inseparable bond developed

with Lord Swaminarayan. In the same way

that a fish cannot live without water





Trikon (Triangle)



The three forms of suffering, being

mental suffering, suffering imposed

by other beings and natural hardships are






Gaupad (Cow foot print)



Easily able to break away from the

cycle of birth and death, in the same

way that one is able to easily stride

over the foot print of a cow





Dhanush (Bow)



Inner enemies are overcome








The heart remains pure and does not

get polluted by worldly objects and pleasures,

in the same way that space remains pure





Ardha Chandra (Half moon)



State of calmness attained in the

heart at all times, in the same way

that the moon always appears calm

and at peace





Kalash (Holy Pot)



Goal of salvation and aims in life are attained
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