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Sahasrara, the Crown Chakra: Purple Color Theory

Written by Kate Curry

What Are Chakras?

It’s amazing how much of our current day-to-day lives are affected by beliefs and traditions from thousands of years ago. Chakras, a concept from the beginning of Hinduism (from around 1500 and 500 BC) are a very important aspect or Tantra of Hinduism.

Chakra, meaning “wheel” in Sanskrit, refers to the wheels within us that are made of energy. Everybody has even these wheels that align along our spines. Each wheel is associated with a different color, organs, elements, gemstones, and emotions. These chakra wheels have been referred to as having important effects on our spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental health.

The Function Of The Purple Chakra

The final chakra is our purple chakra, called Sahasrara, meaning “'thousand-petaled.” This chakra is found at the crown of your head and is associated with the colors purple and white. Sahasrara is the center of enlightenment and is the most spiritual of all the chakras. Sahasrara is meant to control spirituality, consciousness, and enlightenment. 

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The crown chakra has an effect on: 

  • Hypothalamus 
  • Pituitary Gland
  • The Brain 
  • Nervous System 

The Sahasrara chakra is also associated with gemstones: 

  • Clear Quartz 
  • Amethyst 
  • Howlite
  • Labradorite 

It’s important to stay attuned with your crown chakra! If your Sahasrara is ever blocked it can cause a blockage of energy, disrupt your equilibrium, and cause mental issues! It will also disrupt your connection to the spiritual. When the crown chakra is balanced, it is said that people can have amazing capabilities! It is said that the purple chakra is the most powerful and potent energy out of all the chakras.

Purple Chakra Color and It’s Meaning

Our Sahasrara chakra is symbolized with a gorgeous light purple and gleaming white. Across the world, the color purple has multiple cultural, societal, and spiritual meanings. There’s also personal connections to colors as well which can influence your relationship with colors. 

In the traditional Hindu sense, purple symbolizes: 

  • Future 
  • Dreams 
  • Inspiration 
  • Compassion 
  • Spiritual Enlightenment 
  • Psychic Ability 

Here are some other cool cultural connections with the color purple : 

  • Brazil: Mourning 
  • Thailand: Grief and mourning 
  • Greece: Royalty 
  • USA: Honor and courage 

Purple is often associated with spirituality and royalty. It is very uncommon in nature, further deepening purple’s association with the paranormal, spiritual, and divine. Since it was so rare to find purple and very expensive to create purple fibers, it was reserved for the highest of society. This is why purple is still often associated with luxury and power. 

Wearing Sahasrara

A woman with white hair and large black glasses is doing yoga in the park while wearing black leggings and a white and purple kaftan.

If you want your closet to scream regal and elegant, purple is the way to go! Soft lavender purple can be used to express delicacy and devotion, and is often worn during spring and summer. If you go for a deep, dark purple, you can give off the air of mystery. 

And who doesn’t love a little mystery? 

Crafting With Sahasrara

A girl with long blond hair wearing a neon purple ribbon beanie, her eyes closed as she sits in the sun outside.

In art, purple was used to illustrate divinity and peace. Many artists include purple in the night sky to express feelings of otherworldliness and magic to endless expanse. Just like clothing, purple fiber projects have been used by people for thousands of years to show off their luxurious and powerful status. 

Why not get a little purple in your life? 

Our Sahasrara Rose Quarts Kit

Rose Quartz energy bundle with all items showing in front of a white background. 2 rose quartz crystals, 2 skeins sparkle worsted weight silk, 1 skeins chakra beaded cotton yarn, 3 color sari silk ribbon sample card, and coordinating furoshiki.

If you're looking to amp up your crafting energy, we have the perfect kit for you! Our 8 Chakras Energy Bundles are inspired by Sahasrara and the other 7 chakras. Each kit comes with a variety of handmade eco-friendly yarn, crystals, and a gorgeous furoshiki wrap that will help charge your creative flow!

Meet the Author

Profile picture of the author, Kate Curry, wearing a dark red Nanda Poncho sitting on concrete stairs in front of brick wall.

Kate has been on the Darn Good Yarn team since 2018.

They have their degree in Creative Art Therapy & Psychology - and like crafting and animals a little too much.