The Yantras

Astrological Yantras are cosmic device:

              “Yantra” is a Sanskrit word that comes from “yam” meaning to control or subdue and “tra” meaning an “instrument” or “machine”. They are machines that can “subdue” or rather contain cosmic energies and are mediums that reveal abstract universal truths. Since time immemorial, it has been believed that mystical Yantras reveal the inner basis of forms and shapes of the universe. No matter what the outer structure, all matter is made up of the same basic unity; the atom.

Yantras are much more powerful than a picture or even a statue of a deity and they are used to energize the latter. in indian temples,the sacred inner sanctums that house the main deity, the yantra associated with that deity is placed under the base of the statue to initiate, energize and sanctify the space.

 

The geometrical forms of the Yantra activate the right hemisphere, which is visual and nonverbal. The diagrams are essentially thought forms representing divinities or cosmic powers which exert their influence by means of sound vibrations. 

They can be illustrated on paper as mandalas or carved onto stone etc; however, the most effective substance to carry a Yantra is copper. Copper is a well known super conductor for electricity and cosmic energies alike. It is believed that constantly concentrating on the representation helps to build fortune (positive energies therefore positive potentials), as planets and deities have their peculiar electro-magnetic field which governs basic emotions and karma.

Therefore Yantras are visual tools that serve in meditation either as centering devices or as symbols of the energy pattern of a deity. When a yantra is to be used for worship and the energy is invoked in it, it becomes a symbolic representative of the deity. It actually becomes the deity when you can abandon your analytical, critical attitude and the energy circulates in higher centers.

Yantras are sacred geometric designs representative of their Gods possessing sacred sound vibration, which helps an individual to face and sail through their problems smoothly. As per Vedic Astrology, Vedic Yantras consists of power and energy within those sacred geometric designs. They are not just lucky charms which are worn or displayed as icons of power. Yantra is an Amulet or kavach, which helps you to fulfill your desires or ambition.


Yantras are very complex engines of energy containing geometric figures, permutations of mystical archetypal designs and embedded with energetic signatures. When activated or energized, the pre-programmed Yantra becomes “alive” so that the intentions or purpose contained within the Yantra are manifested in the physical.

Most of the Yantras have been conceptualized through meditations and clairvoyance by Siddhas, Rishis and Yogis. The geometrical diagrams of Yantras are based on the mathematical perfection of these sages of the East who brought the structures of the universe to the more simplified form of Yantra. All of the shapes on these machines are psychological symbols that relate to inner states of human consciousness and when energized, become symbols of psychic power. Their forms become their purpose or function.

Meanings of Some Shapes & Symbols in Yantras:

Shapes and patterns commonly embedded in yantra include squares, triangles, circles and floral patterns. It may also include more complex and detailed symbols:

 Lotus flower = chakras or energy center of the body

 Bindu or dot = the starting point of creation or the cosmos

 Shatkona (Sanskrit name for a symbol identical to the Star of David):

 An upwards triangle represents the static substratum of the cosmos, spiritual aspiration, the element of fire, or Shiva

 A downwards triangle represents the creative power of the cosmos, productivity, the element of water, or Shakti

 Swastika = good luck, welfare, prosperity or spiritual victory

 Sanskrit characters = represent the sounds of a particular chakra, or subtle form of deity

 Circle = Energy of the element water

 Square = Energy of the element earth

 Upward facing Triangle = (when not part of a shatkona) Energy of the element fire

 Downward facing Triangle = (when not part of a shatkona) Energy of the element water

 Diagonal lines = Energy of the element air

 Horizontal line = Energy of the element water

 Vertical line = Energy of the element fire

 Point = Energy of the element ether

Yantra Requires a Mantra:

                       A Yantra is always associated with a mantra. Just as the mind is a part of the brain, yet different from it, a mantra is a part of the Yantra. The mantra is the mind consciousness while the Yantra is the form of the deity. It is not a strict rule to chant the mantra associated with each Yantra as the Yantra represent the mantra in a symbolic form and the full effect of the Yantra is obtained by ‘worshipping’ or using the Yantra in your practice.

Yantra Lifespan:

                 There is no limit to the life span of a Yantra and they can last your life time. However, if you obtain a Yantra for a specific purpose, and that desired effect is achieved, then it may withdraw its energy.

Energized Yantras:

         Energized Yantras remains live until the positive intentions contained within the powerful Yantra are manifested first energetically and then physically, so as to solve the concern of you. Yantras, which aren’t energized using Vedic rituals or mantras, are just an interesting form of impressions, which have no real effect on time or circumstances in life. So, to invoke your spiritual doctor, AstroVed has exclusively designed some energized Vedic yantras for you!

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Directions for Using Your Yantra:

A Yantra is a great cosmic conductor of energy. It is an antenna of nature making it a powerful tool to attract or increase harmony, prosperity, success, good health, protection etc. and improve your meditations and concentration. It is important to have your Yantra activated or energized in order for the pre-programmed purpose and intent to go ‘on-line’.

 

(i)Focus your eyes and mind at the center of the Yantra to achieve higher levels of consciousness. The Yantra’s color may change over a period of time especially with regular abhishekam; however, this does not dilute the power of the Yantra.

 (ii)Place the Yantra on a clean and sacred altar where it is facing  East or North.

 (iii)Do not let other people touch the Yantra. If someone does touch your Yantra, you can re-calibrate the energy by pouring milk and offering light.

 (iv)You may desire to perform abhishekam or ritual anointing to the Yantra with rose water or milk according to your personal practice – daily, weekly or monthly. Then, rinse it with water and wipe it dry



A Yantra is a great cosmic conductor of energy. It is an antenna of nature making it a powerful tool to attract or increase harmony, prosperity, success, good health, protection etc. and improve your meditations and concentration. It is important to have your Yantra activated or energized in order for the pre-programmed purpose and intent to go ‘on-line’.

 

Focus your eyes and mind at the center of the Yantra to achieve higher levels of consciousness. The Yantra’s color may change over a period of time especially with regular abhishekam; however, this does not dilute the power of the Yantra.