Her blue hue also stands for neutralising all the poisons and absorbing all the impurities. When during the churning of the cosmic ocean, halahala, deadly, blue poison, emerged from it, it was Shiva Himself, who saved the situation, by drinking the poison. Similarly, during the process of our spiritual transformation, “churning” of our consciousness, which Goddess Nilapataka stands for, many such poisons emerge on the surface. Goddess in this form reminds us not to spread them around and lose the control over our temper on Her lunar day, but rather to withdraw our senses, “swallow” the poison, and withhold its intensity, similarly like Lord Shiva did – as this will make us and our will power stronger. Will power itself and ability of self-control is connected to our manipura chakra (the chakra of the element of fire in our subtle body), which, interestingly, opposite to the common belief, is also said to be of sapphire colour in Yoga Kundalini Upanishad.