Vishuddha Chakra (also known as Vishuddhi or throat chakra) is the fifth primary chakra in the human body. Vishuddha is a Sanskrit word meaning purification or cleansing, and this chakra represents cleansing not only in a physical level but also in the psyche and mind. Its purpose is to express truth coming from the soul. This chakra is the centre of communication and speech, and it also regulates hearing and listening. It gives a person the power communication and choice.
It is symbolically represented by a lotus with sixteen petals, representing the sixteen abilities that a human being can potentially master. (The sixteen petals are also thought to represent the sixteen vowels in Sanskrit). Its mantra is HAM, and color is blue.