Yantra is the Sanskrit word for "instrument" or "machine". The meaning is contextual. Much like the word
'instrument' itself, it can stand for symbols, processes, automata, machinery or anything that has structure and
organization. One in use popular the west is as symbols or geometric figures. Traditionally such symbols are used
in Eastern mysticism to balance the mind or focus it on spiritual concepts.
Etymology and meanings
Yantra is a Sanskrit word that is derived from the root yam meaning to control or subdue or "to restrain, curb,
check". Meanings for the noun derived from this root include:
- "any instrument or machine" (i.e. that which is controlled or controls. For instance the body is said to be
- "any instrument for holding, restraining, or fastening" (for instance a symbol which 'holds' the essence of
a concept, or helps the mind to 'fasten' on a particular idea)
- "a mystical or astronomical diagram" (usually a symbol, often inscribed on an amulet) sometimes said to
possess mystical or magical powers.
-tra is derived from the root word trayoti which means "liberation" (as in tantra and mantra). A yantra depicts
both macrocosmic and microcosmic forces acting together - the movement towards and away from the
centre - "control" and "liberation" within the one device. Mantra plus yantra creates tantra. In some disciplines of
Tantra it is said that a focused, controlled gaze upon a particular yantra may lead to liberation.
Symbols employed in yantras
Shapes and patterns commonly employ ed in yantra include squares, triangles, circles and floral patterns but
may also include more complex and detailed symbols, for instance:
- The lotus flower typically represent 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 symbol identical to the star of David) composed of a balance between:
- An upwards triangle denoting action (or service), extroversion, masculinity or Shiva
- A downwards triangle denoting introversion, meditativeness, goddess energy 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)
The Shri Yantra is one of the most famous and ancient yantra.
Yantra as an astrological device
Yantra may be used to represent the astronomical position of the planets over a given date and time. It is
considered auspicious in Hindu mythology. These yantras are made up on various objects i.e. Paper, Precious
stones, Metal Plates and alloys. It is believed that constantly concentrating on the representation helps to build
fortunes, as planets have their peculiar gravity which governs basic emotions and karma. These yantras are often
made on a particular date and time according to procedures defined in the vedas.
Shree Yantra is one of the most auspicious, important and powerful Yantras, which not only gives the
maximum benefit, but also proves beneficial for almost everybody. It is the source of attaining all worldly desires &
fulfilling all wishes through inner cosmic power & mental strength. "Shree Yantra" - Shree meaning wealth and
Yantra - Meaning "Instrument" - The Instrument for Wealth The Shree Yantra brings about material and spiritual
Shree Yantra has that unexplained power to fulfill all our wishes and change our life for the better. Shree
Yantra is definitely the answer to all the problems and negativity in our life. Any person using Shree Yantra achieves
much greater affluence , peace and harmony.
Shree Yantra Sacred Geometry - help in clearing all the negative energies - the fog that surrounds our life
- standing in our way of Peace , Prosperity and Harmony and make everything work for us in orderly manner .
Shree Yantra the Multi Pyramid Geometric Grid is in 2 Dimension or 3 Dimension form . In 2 Dimension Form it is
a Symbol of 9 Intertwined Isosceles triangles. The Shree Yantra in the 3 Dimension Meru Type is a multi Pyramid
Cosmic Grid signifying unlimited abundance and positive powers. This Multi pyramidal Geometry is with 7
Pyramid steps and 43 petals with Base angle of 51.5032 exact matching of this Geometry brings about optimum
results. Crystal Shree Yantra balances & harmonise the aura around us and remove the negative energy, therefore
when we place this crystal shree yantra, in our home or office, the place is purified by the power of crystal and the
mystical geomtery of shree yantra blesses the native with success and wealth. It is evident and proved that those
who place this yantra in their home or office, replace all negative energies with unlimited abundance and positive
power. Just see this yantra daily in the morning and you would see the effect of this yantra from the very first day.
YANTRA GUIDELINES FOR HINDUS
Shri Yantra Sthaapana in your home/office/vehicle is done on a Friday. Soak in salt water overnight (Thursday
night ) . This takes away all negativity from the crystal . Then take it out, wash in normal water and keep on moist
earth (mud) under sunlight for few minutes . Then take it for Puja. Place Yantra on a plate and wash it with water,
and milk mixed with saffron. Then wash it again with water . Light incense and sprinkle water where the Yantra is
to be kept, chanting "Aim Hreem Namah" . Place yellow cloth and a sheet of silver/gold and place Yantra on it . Put
Kum Kum /Sandal paste and a crystal mala on the Yantra . A Shivling is also placed near the Yantra. Offer flowers
(yellow) , Gur (jaggery), raw turmeric and incense to the Yantra . Chant 108 times the following mantra on a Lotus
seed rosary: "Om, Shreem Hreem Shreem Kamle Kamalalaye Praseed, Praseed, Shreem, Hreem Shreem Om
Mahalaxmaye Namah" Pray and worship every Friday without lifting from Seat . Every Friday offer fresh flowers
and offer Gur (jaggery) , raw turmeric and incense to the Yantra. Rest of the days only have sight (darshan) of the
Yantra. The tip of the Shree Yantra is called the aerial or antenna in scientific term and is called Mahatripur Sundari
which means Niwas Sthan (home) of Sampoorna (all) Devis and Devtas (God and Goddess) in religious term.
Meditation is done on the tip of the Shree Yantra (Mahatripur Sundari) and while chanting Mahalaxmi Mantra
concentrate on the tip and meditate with open eyes. It is also helpful for students in achieving focus and intelligence.
FOR OTHER RELIGIONS
Since Sri yantra works on the cosmic ray theory, apart from Hindus even Muslims, Parsis, Christians and
people following other religions also believe in it because they believe in the cosmic ray theory of the stones. They
do not do Puja like the Hindus but they keep it near their Holy Books or at the place of worship. They also
concentrate on the tip and meditate while chant the lines from their holy books with open eyes.