Yantra is the Sanskrit word for a mystical diagram, especially diagrams or amulets supposed to possess occult powers in astrological or magical benefits in the Tantric traditions of the Indian religions.
Yantra is the Sanskrit word for a mystical diagram, especially diagrams or amulets supposed to possess occult powers in astrological or magical benefits in the Tantric traditions of the Indian religions. Traditionally such symbols are used in Eastern mysticism to balance the mind or focus it on spiritual concepts. The act of wearing, depicting, enacting and/or concentrating on a yantra is held to have spiritual or astrological or magical benefits in the Tantric traditions of the Indian religions.
Shapes and patterns commonly employed in yantra include squares, triangles, circles and floral patterns but may also include more complex and detailed symbols, for instance:
• The lotus flower typically represents chakras, with each petal representing a psychic propensity (or vritti) associated with that chakra;
• A dot, or bindu, represents the starting point of creation or the infinite, unexpressed cosmos;
• The shatkona (Sanskrit name for a Hexagram) is composed of a balance between:
• An upwards triangle which according to Tantra denotes energy, or more specifically action and service (seva). It may also denote spiritual aspiration, the element of fire, or Shiva. It is also said to represent the static substratum of the cosmos;
• A downwards triangle which according to Tantra denotes spiritual knowledge. It may also denote the creative power of the cosmos, fecundity, the element of water, or Shakti;
• A swastika represents good luck, welfare, prosperity or spiritual victory;
• Bija mantras (usually represented as characters of Devanagari that correspond to the acoustic roots of a particular chakra or vritti).
Geometric Element Meanings
• Circle = Energy of the element water
• Square = Energy of the element earth
• Upward-facing Triangle = Energy of the element fire; energy
• Downward-facing Triangle = Energy of the element water; knowledge
• Diagonal line = Energy of the element air
• Horizontal line = Energy of the element water
• Vertical line = Energy of the element fire
• Point = Energy of the element ether
A Yantra meaning a machine or an instrument is a Cosmic Energy Device; it is a geometric figure and holy symbols that together represent a Deity or a Mantra. 64 Yantras along with their Mantras were revealed to mankind to attain various Siddhis by Lord Shiva himself, to Goddesses Parvati Lord Shiva revealed the Shri Yantra, which is equivalent to all 64 Yantras put together and explained that Yantras are to Gods what oil is to an oil lamp. Other Yantras and variations of these existing Yantras were done by ancient sages.
During ancient time Yantras were drawn or painted on walls or floors around the Puja altar. Different Yantras are used for different purposes, Yantras are to be energized or activated using the Beej Mantra before use to reap maximum benefits. Once energized and then worshiped Yantras deliver on the purpose that they are built for. Yantras can be worshipped by inscribing them on various surfaces such as Gold, Silver, Copper, Crystal, Birch and Paper.
Yantras are to be kept on the Puja altar or in a particular direction (depending on the Yantra); they are also considered as the seat of various Deities and an excellent tool for mental concentration and meditation. There is always a particular Beej Mantra that is associated with the corresponding Yantra, when the Yantra is charged with the Beej Mantra and other rituals and worshipped it leads to health, wealth, prosperity, good fortune and abundance.
Shri Yantra is considered as the most powerful Yantra, legend go that once unhappy with the Mrityulok (Earth) Goddess Lakshmi returned home to Vaikuntha. Due to her absence Earth was suffering, Devaguru Brihaspati knew that the best way to make Goddess Lakshmi return to the earth was through the Shri Yantra and with the worship of Shri Yantra, Goddess Lakshmi returned to Earth. Other important Yantras are Kuber Yantra, Maha Mrityunjaya Yantra, Hanuman Yantra, Navgraha Yantra and many more.
In what way can Yantra benefit me?
Yantras or call it as Mandalas or call it as Mantras. Yantras have significance as blessed symmetrical symbols. In Sanskrit, Yantras stimulates positive energy when kept in atmosphere anywhere around you. Yantras gives enhancements to our prayers and it strengthens our power of mediation.
Yantras are illustrative depictions of assorted Mantras which inculcate one with positive energy and lead to paths of spirituality. Yantras range in many forms and can be used for varied purposes. It can be carved on metal surfaces, Bhojpatras(leaves) and other many surfaces it can etched. Diverse types of Yantras include Planetary Yantras, Numerological Yantras, Yantras for different Gods and Goddesses and other deities.
Legends recommended Shri Yantra, Shri Yantra is one of the most powerful Yantra as it embodies energies of all Goddesses. The popular Yantras are Ganesh yantra (to abolish all obstacles), Durga Yantra( pacify the effects of Rahu), Bagla mukhi Yantra (victory over enemies) and Kuber Laxmi Yantra (abundance of wealth).
At cosmos, we make sure that all techniques are unique and beneficial.
• The geometrical diagrams on Yantras are accurate and detailed as per ancient scriptures.
• Yantras are cleansed and energised to release negative energy from the environment and empower it as per the deity.
Once you choose to buy Yantra from Cosmos, then the process takes place of purifying, energizing and then rest actions take place. Proper placing of Yantras is very essential. Cosmos keeps in mind your every expectation from Yantra, and makes sure to place it accordingly your growth. There are various customs of using Yantras. Yantras can be worshipped in a temple of your home. Or hang onto in a form of frame. Otherwise it can be also saved in your pocket or wrapped inside a cloth or on desktop and so on.