Yantra is a commonly term now in Indian Vedic astrology. Yantras are basically the
energies which have various shapes and figures, like the elementary geometric figures.
Yantras are known to symbolize energy in various geometrical figures.
A person can know the graphical representation of Mantras, with the help of Vedic
Yantras. Yantras can be painted, engraved and drawn on various surface as well as
substances. It is important to know about the eight classical tantric surfaces.
The materials which signify these surfaces are: copper, gold, crystal, silver, bone,
birch and hide. Any type of paper as well as Vishnu stone can also be used.
Yantras are made to remove affliction. The reasons for having Yantras are: to have
a child, to be financially sound, enhancement of performance in professional field.
The Yantras rely on the position of planets in a span of time. The Yantras are represented
with the help of figures such as circles, squares and even a dot. The Sanskrit term
for dot is Bindhu and it symbolizes the origin. If you view a Yantra early morning
every day and light a lamp before it, the day may be auspicious for you.
The astrologers prefer the colors yellow, red, orange and combination from these
drawn on colorful paper. The size of drawing is not restricted. The vital categories
of Yantra are: Meru and Bhu. The plane or plate based Yantra is known as Bhu Yantra,
whereas Meru Yantra has a pyramidal form. While worshiping, the Yantra placement
should be on 3 to 5 feet tall stall. Life must be injected to the Yantra, by a priest,
before it can be worshiped. This is known as pran pratistha.
The astrologers always suggest having a Yantra made of gold. The activity of pran
pratistha is important for an individual’s wealth as well as fame. The puja must
be done using flower and Chandan. Each Yantra, as per the Vedic astrology, has differet
purpose. As per the belief, Devas reside in Yantras and provide individuals with
the scope to excel. In various parts of the world, Yantras are worshiped in the
temples; by the people from different religious backgrounds.
Division in Yantra As per Hindu Shasta, Yantras can be divided into seven categories.
The seven categories of Yantras are sub divided as:
Sharir Yantra - the body is made up of 6 Chakras. This is also
known as Kundalini. There are Yantras which are associated with the Chakras in our
body. Individuals must pronounce a separate mantra for Yantra. The Mantra is of
great use for the worshiper.
Dharn Yantra - Individuals can wear this Yantras around various
parts of their body. Each body part has specific use. If used properly the Yantra
can serve various purposes.
Asan Yantra - When the Sadhak is doing Sadhana, thisYantra must
be kept under Asana. This Yantra gives quicker result than others. The Yantras are
to be kept under the idols of the respective gods and goddesses.
Mandal Yantra - for the installation of this Yantra a ritual has
to be performed. In this ritual, nine people are required to take part. One person
is asked to sit in the centre; four others have to sit at the four directions.
Pooja Yantra - The installation of Yantras takes place in a temple.
The priest as well as devotees performs a Pooja. These Yantras have the support
of separate Devas. There are many different ways in which this Yantra can be installed.
Chhatar Yantra - The Yantras, which have been serially numbered
from 1 to 5, are placed in the sitting place of the worshiper. This Yantra can be
kept under a turban, hat, towel or cap.
Darshan Yantra - The type of Yantra has got immense power. The
place where this category of Yantra is installed is considered blessed. Purification
of the Yantras is also really important. There are many places in India where the
purification can be done.