Bhanwar Gupha – Ishwar Putra Arun



In an earlier article, I have explained the entire journey that an individual soul takes to come down from Anami to this physical existence.  There are two large steps involved.  First the Lord comes down from the Anami to Sach-khand where He appears as brilliant soft light bejewelled with diamond like stars and with divine sounds permeating the entire region.  The saints who visit this place say that the scene and the experience is impossible to describe through words and it can only be experienced.

Satlok is an ever-present abode of God and it is from here that the Lord creates many universes that are all finite and time bound. These creations are first imagined in the mind of God and then physically manifested for a period of time before being withdrawn back into the body of God.

The first step in the creation of any universe starts from a region called the Bhanwar Gupha.  This is also called as the Whirling Cave vortex. It is also called Ana-HU which simply means- I AM HE. This is why Hindus call it So-ham. So-ham means I AM THAT. Certain people also call it So-ham Brahm.

In this place, there is a rotating swing which constantly is in subtle motion and the individual spirits swing on it. This region is surrounded by innumerable spiritual islands who all emanate the sounds of ‘Soham Soham’ and ‘Ana-Hoo Ana-Hoo’. Spirit entities who reach here playfully and rapturously enjoy these sounds. Whiffs of scents of various kinds and sweet fragrance of sandalwood are enjoyed by the spirit there and the melodies of flutes are heard. Other characteristics of this region cannot be reduced to writing as they can be realized by the spirit only when it reaches there after performing Abhyas. Upon arriving in Bhanwar Gupha, the soul’s nirat (power to see) and surat (capacity to hear) attain a state of satisfaction.


Journey of individual soul – Ishwar Putra Arun



The journey of the individual soul-the beam of light that comes from the Sat Purush and the Anami travels down to the physical world where we find ourselves today.  The irony is that we have come down from the real world to the world of illusion but we find this world of illusion more real than our home, which we have all but forgotten.

The journey of the individual soul can be summarized as follows.

It travelled from the soundless world of Anami to the world of  sound and sound to finally rest in the world of light and light to Darkness where it is trapped in the cycle of birth and death.

We-the individual souls- have been driven down from our true home by the force of desire that makes us want to experience this world, which is nothing but tragic illusion.  But many of us are at a stage where we have started questioning the reality of this world. 

We have started realizing the illusory and sorrow-giving nature of this world and we have started hankering to go back to our true home-the land of Anami.

The current state of our consciousness is being constantly dispersed and lost through the nine gates of the body and the nine senses.  To go back we must collect this dispersal at the tenth gate (the sixth chakra, the third eye, junction of IDA, PINGLA and SUSHMNA, centre between the eyebrows). This is the point from which the path back to the Anami starts.  To do this, we must leave the pleasures of the sense organs and become established in the soul. We would then be on the right path to the realm of Light and divine Sound and onwards to the realm of the Soundless state-our true home.