Yantras are geometrical figures intended to represent the basic energies.
Just as every elementary geometrical figure, a straight line, a square,
a cross or a triangle etc., has a symbolic value corresponding to the
basic notions, similarly, the Yantras symbolize one or the other power
or energy. In other words Vedic Yantras are the graphic representations
of Mantras. Yantras can be drawn, engraved or painted on a variety of
The classical eight-tantrik surfaces are gold, silver, copper, crystal,
birch, bone, hide (which can include any type of paper), and Vishnu
should always be used on the level. If drawn on paper the colors preferable
are red, orange, yellow or a combination of these. They can be drawn
to whatever size is required. The two main types of yantras are Bhu
and Meru. The former is flat, two dimensional; the latter is of pyramidal
form. In worship they should be placed level on a pedestal or pitha.
Before any yantra is made a suitable object for puja, it must be given
Vedic Yantras are designed to remove the afflictions to obtain a particular
result eg. to have a child, to have a positive balance in the bank,
or to have the awareness to control one's temper in order to enhance
one's performance at work etc. The Yantras are inscribed with the mystical
inscriptions of the afflicted beneficial planets at a particularly auspicious
time to suit the individual wearer. The diagrams such as circles, triangles,
squares and even a 'dot' are used as Yantras. All these represent cosmic
energies. A dot known as bindu in Sanskrit symbolizes all pervading
space-the origin of all that exists.
yantras shall be seen daily in the morning and one shall lit incense
or lamp before the yantra every morning. It is auspicious and blesses
the native with success and wealth.