Yantra Tantra Mantra - Jyotish Acharya Nishi Rakesh
Yantra literally means loom, instrument or machine. In actual practice, a yantra is a symbolic
representation of aspects of divinity. It is an interlocking matrix of geometric figures,
circles, triangles and floral patterns that form fractal patterns of elegance and beauty.
Yantras function as revelatory symbols of cosmic truths; furthermore, they are said to represent
a map of both the universe and an individual's mind or consciousness. Practitioners often use a
yantra and a mantra representing the same aspect of the Divine together.
Though drawn in two dimensions, a yantra may represent a three-dimensional sacred object.
A yantra is meditational device used in Hindu and Tibetan Tantric meditation. From the root
"yam," meaning "to sustain," the Yantra is a symbolic image used to maintain a focused state
during meditation. A yantra is usually composed of an outer geometrical form enclosing an interior
geometrical designs. Each particular design is used for a specific purpose or intent.
The YANTRA provides a focal point for looking inward into the absolute. When the mind is
concentrated on a single, simple object, in this case a YANTRA, the mental chatter ceases.
Eventually, the object is dropped when the mind can remain empty and silent without help. In
the most advanced phases, it is possible to attain union with God by the geometric visualization
of a YANTRA.
The YANTRA is like a microcosmic picture of the of the Whole Universe.The YANTRAS are often
focused on a specific deity. By tuning into the different YANTRAS you can tap into certain
deities or creative energy centers in the Universe.
When one focuses on a YANTRA, his mind is atomatically "tuned in" by RESONANCE into the
specific form the energy of that YANTRA. The process of RESONANCE is then maintained and
amplified. The YANTRA acts only as a "tune in"a doorway to the Sublime. The subtle energy
does not come from the YANTRA itself, but from the Universe.
YANTRAS are usually designed so that the eye is carried into the center, and very often
they are symmetrical. They can be drawn on paper, wood, metal, or earth, or they can be
Significance of yantras in Vedic astrology
According to Vedic Shastras, yantra is a science which can be used through the five elements-earth,
water, fire, sky and air and by recitation of mantras to control nature in one's own interest.
Deities are worshiped in different forms and each form is linked to a yantra. Yantra uses signs
and writings to remove a planet's malice effects and increase it's beneficial aspects.
A yantra can be drawn by anybody but it is fruitful only when energized by a 'sidh mantra'.
It is drawn and energized on a piece of silver, copper, or other material which is then
worn by the person.
List of Various Yantras (Information and Buy Online)
Yantra Worship Guidelines
- First purify your body and start with a clear and positive mind frame
- Find a place on the floor facing east, where you will be undisturbed.
- Light the incense or diya. (It does not matter how many you light).
- Lay a fresh flower and a fresh fruit on the altar.
- Open the Yantra and place it along with the image of the deity of yantra and your isht God.
- Take the water with any leaf from any tree and sprinkle the water on yourself followed by sprinkling the water on the Yantra.
- Then purify your soul and surrender yourself completely in devotion to God and chant 21 times the mantra.
- Close your eyes and concentrate on the deity to bless you with wishes. Now with all sincerity, ask God to grant you the desire of your life that you wanted to be fulfilled in your own language.