Sri Yantra is one of the most auspicious, important and powerful Yantras and also used in Diwali festival, which not only gives the maximum benefit but also proves beneficial for almost everybody. It is the source of attaining all worldly desires and fulfilling all wishes through inner cosmic powers. "Shree Yantra" - Shree meaning wealth and Yantra - Meaning "Instrument" - The Instrument for Wealth, the Shree Yantra brings about material and spiritual wealth. Sri Yantra has that unexplained power to fulfill all our wishes and change our life for the better.
Power of Shree Yantra:
Shree Yantra is the answer to all the problems and negativity in our life. Any Person using Shree (Shri) Yantra achieves much greater affluence, peace, and harmony. Shree Yantra helps in breaking all the obstacles in our life. It helps us push indefinitely and easily the limits of growth - both spiritually and materialistically. There are negative energies around us in greater or smaller magnitude. This negative energy stands in our way of achieving greater success, affluence, harmony, and peace.
Many times we find that life is out of our control. We find ourselves in a position of extreme stress, lack of peace and harmony, the high degree of anxiety, friction in the relationship with others, bad investments, faltering business, stagnation in life and profession, decreasing financial prospects, insecure feelings, repeated failures and sheer bad luck - though we involve our best efforts, hard work, intelligence, and good intentions.
Sri Yantra’s sacred geometry - helps in clearing all the negative energies - the fog that surrounds our life - standing in our way of Peace, Prosperity, and Harmony and make everything work for us in an orderly manner. Shree Yantra the Multi Pyramid Geometric Grid is in 2 Dimension or 3 Dimension form. In 2 Dimension Form, it is a Symbol of 9 Intertwined Isosceles triangle. It has been experienced worldwide. The 6 pointed Star or Double Triangle Jewish sacred Geometry has always been proven to be good luck and sacred symbols.
Symbol of Spirituality:
Shri Yantra is the symbolic form of all Gods and Goddesses. Shree Yantra was possessed by Brahma, the creator of the Universe and praised by Vishnu the lord of the Earth. Shree Yantra is connected deeply with the Ancient Art of Vaastu and has been specifically mentioned in the 'Vaastu Shastra'. All constructions based on Vaastu must essentially have Shree Yantra in it. The Vedas explain Shree Yantra as a scientific, cosmic and planetary energy zone.
Source of Supreme Energy:
Shree Yantra is the source of supreme energy and energy is nothing but another form of element in the shape of waves and rays. Shree Yantra is highly sensitive and has magnificent magnetic powers. Shree Yantra is said to be a divine store-house of energy which pick up particular cosmic ray wave emitted by the planets and other universal objects and transform them into constructive vibrations. These are then transmitted to the surroundings where the Shree Yantra is placed, thus destroying all destructive forces within the vicinity. Shree Yantra is credited with supreme hidden powers which can be noticed within a short span.
Importance of Shree Yantra
In the cosmos, there are three states: Creation, Establishment and Destruction and these are represented by the three circles in the Shree Yantra which in itself is the symbol of the universe or cosmos. When this circle is elevated it stands as a symbol of Sumeru Mountain balancing the whole universe and it contains all the worlds situated in the Sumeru Mountain, as described in Puranas. It is called "Meru Prastha Shree Yantra" and is the best of all. Shri Yantra is the worshiping place of the form of the super goddess, Maha Tripura Sundari. It is Her divine abode. All the gods and goddesses are worshipped in it and all other religious adorations are done here. It includes all the conducts, all the learning, and all the elements. The rightful person of all sects, castes and creeds can believe in it as the religious practitioners and priests.
Well proved and well designed by nine chakras; four Shiva chakras and five Chakras of the goddess Shakti incarnate, Shree Chakra is the manifestation of Lord Shiva and Goddess Shakti. The fruit of benefit which is gained after performing duly one hundred Ashvamegha Yajnas can be acquired only by having a sight (vision) of Shree Yantra. There are three kinds of Shree Yantra: Bhuprastha, Kurma Prastha, and Meru Prastha. Shree Yantra that is plain is called Bhuprishtha - (Back of the Earth), one which is raised on a tortoise back is called "Kachchhap Prishtha" and that which is raised fully like the Sumeru Mountain is called Meru Prishthha like a Mountain.
Meru Yantra in brief: People often confuse the Meru Yantras with the Shri Yantras. Remember that not all Meru Yantras are Sri Yantras, but Shri Yantras can be designed in the Meru format. A Yantra designed in a three dimensional form, elegantly and accurately crafted in an elevated structure is a Meru Yantra. All the divine Yantras like Vishnu Yantra, Katayani Yantra, Kamdev Yantra, Mahalaxmi Yantra and others can be made into Meru Yantras. Thus, any Yantra which is crafted in a 3D form is known as a Meru or a Maha Meru Yantra. know more about it here.
Shree Yantra can be chiseled out of a crystal piece, engraved on crystal, precious stones, on copper or silver metal in plain plans or elevated plans. But out of all these Shree Yantras, the Yantra which is dug out of crystal, chiseled minutely in an elevated form i.e. in Meru Form is regarded as the best of all. Crystal Shree Yantra is the best for the householder also.
Mystic Properties of Sri Yantra:
The Sri Chakra or Shri Yantra is a yantra formed by nine interlocking triangles that surround and radiate out from the central (bindu) point, the junction point between the physical universe and its unmanifest source. It represents the goddess in her form of Shri Lalitha or Tripura Sundari, "the beauty of the three worlds". Four of the triangles point upwards, representing Shiva or the Masculine. Five of these triangles point downwards, representing Shakti or the Feminine. Thus the Sri Yantra also represents the union of Masculine and Feminine Divine. Because it is composed of nine triangles, it is known as the Navayoni Chakra.
It is one of the most auspicious, important and powerful Yantras. Its archetypal form is a ladder of spiritual ascent for the seeker. Viewed from the center outwards, the Shree Yantra is a diagram of the Hindu vision of the evolution of the cosmos. Through devotion and faith, the Shree Yantra blesses the worshipper with peace, happiness, popularity, power, authority, wealth, prosperity & success. This ancient Yantra has been used for millennia by kings, princes, political leaders & men in authority for attaining fame, power, and financial success. It is considered to be beneficial to humankind especially during Kali Yuga to help achieve success, wellbeing, good fortune, wealth and fame.
How to worship Sri Yantra? Sri Yantra Puja Vidhi:
The Shree Yantra in the 3 Dimensional Meru Type is popularly made in Sphatik Crystal and is a multi Pyramid Cosmic Grid signifying unlimited abundance and positive powers. This is Multi pyramidal Geometry with 7 Pyramid steps and 43 petals with the base angle of 51.5032. Exact matching of this Geometry brings about optimum results. In India and China, the Shree Yantra is used by Business class and the affluent. On seeing that this Geometry in 2D or 3D form symbol INVARIABLY brings in a tremendous amount of Affluence, Abundance and Harmony this was termed as "Shree Yantra" - "Shree" meaning "wealth" and "Yantra" - Meaning "Instrument" - "The Instrument for Wealth”. The Shree Yantra brings about material and spiritual wealth.
In the cosmos there are three states-Creation, Establishment and Destruction and these are represented by the three circles in the Shree Yantra which in itself is the symbol of the universe or cosmos. When this circle is elevated it stands as a symbol of Sumeru Mountain balancing the whole universe and it contains all the worlds situated in the Sumeru Mountain, as described in Puranas. It is called "Meru Prastha Shree Yantra" and is the best of all.
Shree Yantra is the worshipping place of the form of the super goddess, Mahatripur Sundari. It is Her divine abode. All the gods and goddesses are worshipped in it and all other religious adorations are done here. It includes all the conducts, all the learning, and all the elements. The rightful person of all sects, castes, and creeds can believe in it as the religious practitioners and priests.
Well proved and well designed by nine chakras - four Shiva chakras and five Chakras of the goddess shakti incarnate, Shree Chakra is the manifestation of Lord Shiva and Goddess Shakti. The fruit of benefit which is gained after performing duly one hundred Ashvamegha Yajnas, that can be acquired only by having a sight (vision) of the Shree Yantra.
There are three kinds of Shree Yantra, Bhuprastha, Kurma Prastha, and Meru Prastha. Shree Yantra that is plain is called Bhuprishtha - (Back of the Earth), one which is raised on a tortoise back is called "Kachchhap Prishtha" and that which is raised fully like the Sumeru Mountain is called Meru Prishthha like a Mountain.
Shree Yantra can be chiseled out of a crystal piece, engraved on crystal, precious stones, on copper or silver metals in plain plans or elevated plans. But out of all these Shree Yantras, the Yantra which is dug out of crystal, chiseled minutely in an elevated form i.e. in Meru Form is regarded as the best of all. Crystal Shree Yantra is the best for the householder also.
Shree Yantra Sthaapana
- Shree Yantra Sthaapana in your home/office/vehicle is done on a Friday.
- Soak in saline water overnight (Thursday night). This takes away all negativity from the crystal.
- Then take it out, wash in normal water and keep on moist earth (mud) under sunlight for few hours. Then take it for Puj.
- Place Yantra on a plate and wash it with water, and milk mixed with saffron.
- Then wash it again with water. Light incense and sprinkle water where the Yantra is to be kept chanting "Aim Hreem Namah".
- Place yellow cloth and a sheet of silver/gold and place Yantra on it.
- Put Kum Kum/ Sandal paste and a coral mala on the Yantra. A Shivling is also placed near the Yantra during Pran Prathistha.
- Offer flowers (yellow), Gur (jaggery), raw turmeric and incense to the Yantra. Chant 108 times the following mantra on a Lotus seed rosary.
"Om, Shreem Hreem Shreem Kamle Kamalalaye Praseed, Praseed,
Shreem, Hreem Shreem Om Mahalaxmaye Namah"
Meditation is done on the tip of the Shree Yantra (Mahatripur Sundari) and while chanting Mahalaxmi Mantra concentrates on the tip and meditate with open eyes. It is also helpful for students in achieving focus and intelligence.
FOR OTHER RELIGIONS
Since Sri Yantra works on the cosmic ray theory, apart from Hindus even Muslims, Parsis, Christians and people following other religions also believe in it because they believe in the cosmic ray theory of the stones. They do not do Puja like the Hindus but they keep it near their Holy Books or at the place of worship. They also concentrate on the tip and meditate while chanting the lines from their holy books with open eyes.
Where to place Sri Yantra?
If you look at the tip of a Shree Yantra, you would find only one of them which is exactly in line with the bottom base (the other two are off-centered). This is the Face of the yantra and it should face West. You may place the Shree Yantra in the East portion of your dwelling. It should be placed in such a location that it is visible from all sides as it will affect all locations from where it is visible. The back of the yantra (exactly opposite the tip) does not show any energy, and it is best placed against a wall. The yantra is best placed at a height reaching up to your heart level.
FAQ on Shree Yantra
Q: Is Maha Meru primarily a Hindu Yantra?
A: I would prefer to say that it's a universal yantra, belonging to all religions yantras resembling this one include the Sri Chakra of Hinduism, and the Mahayana Mandala of Buddhism. Chinese feng shui employs similar yantras. The Egyptian Pyramids are yet another form of this yantra; the Greek Eleusinian Mysteries involved still another.
Q: What is the specifically Hindu interpretation of Maha Meru?
A: It is worshiped as the source of the Cosmos and all power. It creates and sustains the entire Cosmos, and we should, therefore, strive to understand, worship and realize this power and intelligence that runs the world. The Khadgamala yoginis [i.e. the goddesses that inhabit Sri Chakra] emanate like rays from Sri Lalita, the Maha-Devi [Great Goddess] at Sri Meru's center. All gods worship Her power to share it and to do good; all demons worship Her power to loot and exploit. The Meru is one form of the power and beauty found in the principles of geometry and symmetry that govern the world. Aspects of Her immense powers are variously called Yoga-Maya, Durga, Kali, Vaishnavi, Chandika, Lakshmi, Saraswati, and so on; like the fruits of a wish-fulfilling tree.
Various scriptures such as the Shakti Upanishads, the Brahmanda Purana, the Sri Chakra Samhita, the Sri Chakra Yoga Sara, the Sri Chakrartha Sara, and others state in a single voice that merely seeing the Sri Chakra washes away all sins and grants auspiciousness. A mere touch burns away sin like a wad of cotton wool consumed by fire. Even if one does no puja, just keeping it in the home attracts all good to the home. And if one worships the Supreme Power in the Meru with devotion, there remains no desire unfulfilled; one experiences infinite enjoyment, both here and in the hereafter. People of all castes and religions, especially women, may without the slightest doubt keep it in their homes and worship it in any way they can. There is no siddhi that cannot be attained by regular worship of a faultless Meru.
Q: Should the Maha Meru be kept in places other than the home or temple?
A: It can be kept anywhere. If kept in the home, it will connect itself to all the other yantras in the world through its Bindu and attract organizing, peaceful and loving vibrations from wherever they are in the world. It is also a good thing to keep in hospitals, as it has healing properties. Or it can be kept in the office because it attracts wealth, abundance and organization in the office. It is good to keep in public places too because there will be an aura of grandeur and peace coming from this yantra. So it's a universal symbol, which can be kept anywhere and everywhere.
Q: Should we do puja to the Maha Meru?
A: You can do puja if you wish to, but that does not imply that it needs puja when the Maha Meru is already energized. Since it then connects itself with all other yantras in the world, it continuously receives vibrations and powers from all over the world, including the cosmic centers of power. It receives abundance and grace and redistributes them in its vicinity. Thus, by itself, it does not need any puja as such. However, the nature of the vibrations it radiates can be enhanced very positively if you play soft music in the place where it is kept similar to what we see in the entrance lobbies of hospitals and hotels, and so on, where soft music is played to bring about a peaceful attitude in the people who enter these places. So if you can do pooja to the Meru, well and good. If you can't, you just play some soft music to it. It will absorb the vibrations and emit divine music that protects and heals, that wards off evil and brings prosperity. And not merely currency, but all forms of divine blessings of peace love, truth, non-violence; principles that empower everyone.
Q: Many people are fond of keeping a Maha Meru in their homes as a kind of protection for their families. Why is that?
A: The Maha Meru represents the Cosmic Power as it manifests itself through human beings. Life itself is derived from this yantra, and when it is kept in the home it enhances the quality of life for all the people living there. The temples made by human beings are constructed of rocks, cement, steel and things like that whereas the temple that the Goddess has made is simply the body of human beings, ourselves. In a sense, your body is itself a Sri Chakra, a yantra in which the Awareness, the Goddess, lives. If you can live in your body if your awareness can live in your body, then why can't it live in your home?
Q: But what do you say to people who are afraid to bring a Meru into their home (or another environment)? After all, there are those pundits who say a Meru should never be kept in the home.
A: These fears are mainly induced by certain members of the orthodox Brahmin community, who insist that the power should be kept with them only. We've got to get over this barrier of fear. We want to give, to share the power with everyone. So please not succumb to the misinformed, thoughtless statements being made by these so-called pundits, and thus miss the chance to obtain the power than can alter your destiny in every way. The Vedas say Matru Devo bhava: "There is no duty higher than the worship of the Mother" and the Mother is available to everyone as the Meru, Her highest form; other forms being icons or women empowered as the Goddess. So keep a Meru in your home; give it as a gift; think of it as a long-term investment like having a good spouse! Don't compromise on quality. Pay any price, because it is priceless. The Meru is a symbol of our power to overcome evil, and to create unlimited wealth, health and happiness. The Meru is Gayatri, who protects those who utter Her name; it is Savitri, who conceives all good karmas for Her worshipers.
Q: Just to clarify, does this statement apply to everyone? Can the uninitiated also keep Sri Chakra Merus in their homes without incurring the wrath of the Goddess?
A: Yes. How can nectar become poison? It is not in its nature to harm. It is in its nature to bless. The hand that blesses does not strike. Whether we know it or not, whether we acknowledge it or not, Adi Para Shakti is already in our homes, in our bodies, in our minds, in our notions of I and mine, in our families, in all that we see because She is the All-Pervading Awareness. We cannot lose Her without losing our life, because She is verily the life within us.
Does the fact that we breathe require initiation? She has already initiated us into life as the Mother who gave us SRI, which means everything. She extracted the seed from our father, giving ecstasy to him; She assembled us from life-giving substances of Her own body, gave us our hormones and endocrine system, our bones, flesh, skin, blood and all; She made us atom by atom, molecule by molecule; and most importantly, She put Her awareness into us. Again, the Sri Chakra Meru is but one of Her forms, the others being (2) our physical bodies; (3) the psychic chakras in our subtle bodies, from Muladhara to Sahasrara, seven in number; (4) the world we live in; (5) Hamsa Gayatri, the breath of life which goes in and out as long as we live; and (6) Siva Linga, a symbol of the union of Shakti (the Yoni base) and Siva (the Linga characteristic of the Godhead). These forms are not different; they are all the same, they all represent Sivayor Vapuh. The moment any one of them is present, all others are present in them as well. The gifting of this Meru involves gifting of Power.
Q: Accurate in which way?
A: Well, to get the sorts of benefits we've discussed, three conditions must be satisfied: (1) The Meru must be perfect, having 28 marmas as points, not as triangles (a marma is a joint of three straight lines); (2) it must be placed in the puja room, or else in a prominent, well-lighted place in the home with Vedic or mantric chants being played to it; or simply soft music. Light and sound are two higher forms of worship. Then the Meru will act as an antenna, first attracting the Supreme Power, and then retransmitting it all around your home, bringing good to all.
Q: Why is the Maha Meru hollow?
A: That's a legitimate question. It was intentionally made hollow. But so many questions have been raised about the hollowness of the Sri Chakra! It has to be hollow! There is no other way! Why? It is hollow because it is supposed to represent a viyat chakra a wheel in space.
And by the way, even if you are determined to make it solid, even if you think you've made it solid, still it is ultimately composed of atoms and molecules. And atoms and molecules have nuclei at their centers, which are like the Sun in the solar system the electrons and neutrons orbit through relatively vast spaces around the nucleus. Even if you go to the nucleus itself, it is still not solid; it consists of stage particles. The whole nucleus is very hollow and inside it, there are only probability waves traveling through. Thus even the supposedly "solid" atoms and molecules that make up the manifest world consist mostly of space. So it is not true to say that the Meru has to be solid because there is nothing solid. Somehow this concept requiring solidity does not stand up in light of scientific views.
Q: This design is significantly different from that of a typical Meru. How so?
A: This particular style of Meru was inspired by the design of the original that was unearthed in 1984. It is embellished with the symbols of the Chatura Ayatana ("Four Seats") deities Ganapathy at Nairuti (southwest), Vishnu at Vayu (northwest), Surya at Ishanya (northeast) and Shiva at Agni (southeast). These four symbols, taken together with the Bindu (Devi), represent the Shakti Pancha Ayatanam ("Five Seats of Shakti"). The Shakti Pancha Ayatanam are present right in the Meru itself, thus making it very unique. People doing Shakti Pancha Ayatana puja need not obtain each of the idols individually, as the Meru itself contains them all. Another unique feature is that the Meru has extra diamond-shaped plates above the star shapes having fourteen, ten, ten and eight corners.
And on the other hand, there was the accuracy three lines joined without forming very good triangles. This characteristic does qualify to make it a good Sri Chakra. It is unique in the sense that a lot of care has been taken to ensure that the yantra is accurate. That accuracy comes from the very definition of the yantra found in the texts that define Sri Chakra in Hinduism and Vajrayana Buddhism.
We prefer bronze instead of panchaloha where they say they put in some gold, but it usually doesn't happen. It's usually a brass thing coated with gold and merely called panchaloha we are avoiding that.
When you use a zinc and tin mixture, which is brass, it oxidizes and reduces to the color of zinc, which is black. When a bronze Meru is left unattended and gets oxidized, it looks silvery. What happens with the inauthentic so-called panchaloha is that the outer gold layer eventually wears or washes off and becomes flat that's how you come to know that it is made out of brass. We avoid this problem by keeping it permanently as either gold or copper. For big temples and other places, we can go in for pure gold or gold and silver. The molds we've made allow us to manufacture to any specifications.
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