What are Yantras?

A Yantra is an instrument, or a talisman or a mystical diagram usually in silver or copper. It is also drawn or illustrated sometimes on a special paper using various colors and symbols pertaining to the method of the Yantra to be made. It is a technique or path, considered the simplest and shortest, through’ which one can attain one’s desires, and fulfill one’s wishes. It is said that the ‘Devas’ (Gods) or Deities (Goddess) reside in the Yantras and by performing ‘Puja’ or worship of Yantras, one can appease the Deities, remove the malefic effects of planets, and increase the flow of positive influences.

Just as each planet has a mantra, a special sound energy, each planet also possesses a yantra or
special energy pattern. The Yantra is a special geometric design, which is the visible form, the energy
body, of the mantra, and the planet to which it corresponds. Yantras sometimes supplement the
power of mantras and are as strong as the mantras themselves. If a mantra is the invisible driving
force, the yantra is the visible means to gain power and wealth, ward off evil and illnesses, nullify the
ill effects of planets, bring you luck in love & life, enhance your capabilities – and bless you with
almost any material comfort or spiritual benefit you desire.

Yantras are more powerful than even Gem Therapy in negating the malefic effect of planets. For
example, if there is a strong malefic planet in the natal chart, we cannot use Gem Therapy to neutralize
the influence of that malefic planet. In Gem Therapy we have to take recourse to indirect methods like
strengthening its Lord in the chart or strengthening the Lord of the star sign in which that malefic
planet is located provided that planet is not malefic itself. Yantras provide a much more direct method
inexpensively and effectively.

Yantras are most powerful when they are personalized with individual mantras for each individual
based on their birth charts and for the planets that need to be energized for a particular time frame.
This is further energized and empowered by the person by a simple ritual performed before wearing

The elements of Yantra:

According to Vedic philosophy, the natural elements produce different effects in the Yantra when it is
energized through worship and meditation.

The five elements in this universe are:

  • Earth: This gives stability, patience, inspiration, mental quietness, physical comforts and success in worship.
  • Water: This gives respect, love, satisfaction, knowledge and alertness (activity).
  • Fire: This gives excitement, a hungry nature, obstacles, destructive tendencies and mental problems.
  • Air: If it suits the nature of the aspirant, it helps to achieve desired goals; otherwise it makes the person impractical, vacillating, ignorant and nervous.
  • Akash or Ether: This increases spiritual elements, love of knowledge, and spirituality. It opens the mind to receive knowledge and increase intuition.

The best element for Yantra and Mantra worship is Earth followed by Water and Ether. We do not
recommend the Fire element at all for this. We recommend the best place for you to energize your
Yantra, would be to sit on the ground in an open space, and if open space is not possible at least
choose a place where you can have a clear vision of the sky.

The Geometry of the Yantra:

Generally a Yantra is composed of a square on the outside with four projections forming a T-shape
structure, circles, a row of Lotus petals, and triangular forms inside the Lotus petals. Sometimes there
are two triangles overlapping each other, making a six pointed star; sometimes many triangles are
superimposed on each other in a pyramid form; and inside all these Geometrical forms is a point or a
sound. What these geometrical shapes represent in Yantra worship is explained below in brief.

The Point (Bindu):

A point, called Bindu in Tantra, holds a very significant position in the Yantra and is the center of the
geometrical structure. The point signifies unity, the origin, and the principle of manifestation and
release of the supreme consciousness. The point has great metaphysical significance and is the point
of the union between the aspirant and divine. It gives to invisible form a substance, and manifests the
invisible. It gives ability to the aspirant to be able to connect to the divine.

The Circle:

A circle is the expansion of a point. The point is the most condensed form of energy, and a circle is its
extension. With the radius of desire, this point draws a circumference around itself and it expands.
This expansion is growth in dimension, which broadens the scope of a point, yet it also imprisons the
point as an individual unit, making an individual consciousness out of cosmic consciousness. Thus, you
can connect your individual desire to the cosmic consciousness by concentrating on the circle during
the energizing worship.

The Triangle:

A triangle, which is composed of three lines, is needed to make a pattern or form.

A horizontal line representing inactivity and stability forms the base of the triangle. The two vertical
lines meeting at a point on the box of the horizontal line represents the principle of movement –
transition from static to dynamic. A triangle pointing upwards draws the attention up and away from
the world; it represents the male energy or the Yang forces. A triangle pointing downwards takes the
attention down and represents the female energy or the Yin forces. Equilateral triangles represent
balance or harmony between the Yang and Yin forces, so that as our desires take shape or form, we
do not loose our balance.

The Square:

A square is made of four lines, two of which are vertical lines representing movement and two are
horizontal lines representing stability. Together it creates a balance. Thus the confined space inside the square represents our materialistic need in life, stability, solidity and contentment.

Lotus Petals:

A Lotus represents the 5 natural elements of the universe; Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Ether in its
purest form. The lotus petals in a Yantra usually appear in a circle, which itself is inside a square.
These lotus petals are known as the lunar mansion or Chandra (Moon) Mandal and the circle outside
is known as the Solar Mansion or the Surya (Sun) Mandala.

The Surya Mandal is portrayed by 12 lotus petals. This represents the twelve signs of the zodiac the
Sun moves through during the year.

The Lunar mansion is shown with sixteen petals because the Moon has 16 phases or 16 kalas during
its cycle from new moon to full moon.

If the petals do not represent either solar or lunar mansions in the Yantra, then it refers to the
manifested reality; which is eight fold. This eight fold manifested energy is the phenomenal world
consists of fire elements of Universe. Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Ether together with mind, intellect
and ego. A Lotus represents these elements in its pure form.

Concentric Circles:

Finally, the concentric circles around or inside a triangle represent the three Gunas. These are the
three primal qualities of nature called “SATWA”, “RAJAS” and “TAMAS”.

“SATWA”, is the highest quality and is the nature of light, lightness, clarity, harmony, balance and
intelligence. It is the divine quality that brings about the upward movement of the soul. It creates
peace, love, and faith and brings the person into the spiritual life.

“RAJAS” is the intermediate quality and is the nature of energy, action, turbulence, distraction,
disturbance, violence and passion. It is the demonic quality and keeps the soul in the middle worlds. It
creates aggression, competition and drives the person to seek worldly acquisition and achievement as
the main goal in life.

“TAMAS” is the lower quality and is the nature of inertia and darkness. It is the animal quality that
keeps the soul bound in the lower and unconscious realm.

Each of these three qualities is necessary in nature.

“TAMAS” give stability as in the roles of the Earth and the physical body.

‘”RAJAS” give energy, drive and desire as in the atmosphere and the vital body.

“SATWA'” gives light as in the place of heaven and mind.

The insertion of concentric circle in the Yantra creates the right mix of “‘SATWA”, “RAJAS” and
“TAMAS” in a person.

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