Contour of the Yantra
Every YANTRA is closed in from the exterior by a line or a group of lines forming
its perimeter. These margin lines have the function to maintain, contain and
prevent the loss of the magical forces represented by the core structure
of the YANTRA, usually the central dot. They have the function to
increase its magical and subtle force.The core of the YANTRA
is composed of one or several simple geometrical shapes :
dots, lines, triangles, squares, circles and lotuses
representing in different ways the subtle energies.
The dot, BINDU signifies the focalized energy and its intense concentration. A kind of energy deposit which can in turn radiate energy under other forms. The dot is usually surrounded by different surfaces, either a triangle, a hexagon, a circle etc. These forms depend on the characteristic of the deity or aspect represented by the YANTRA. The BINDU is symbolically considered to be SHIVA himself, the source of the whole creation.
The Tiangle ,TRIKONA
On the other hand, the downward pointing triangle signifies the element of water which always tends to flow and occupy the lowest possible position. This triangle is known as SHAKTI KONA
Six Points Star,SHATKONA
Circle ,CHAKRA represents air VAYU TATTVA.
Square, BHUPURA represents the element earth PRITHIVI TATTVA
Lotus, PADMA expresses the absolute force of the Supreme Self
Every YANTRA starts from the center, often marked by a central dot (BINDU) and ends with the outer square. This represents the sense of universal evolution, starting from the subtlest and ending with the coarse, starting from "ether" and ending with "earth". Even though most of the times Yantras are composed of these simple geometrical shapes, sometimes we encounter other elements such as arrow points, tridents, swords, spikes included in the design of a YANTRA with the purpose of representing vectors and directions of action for the Yantric energies.
A Yantra is a very complex instrument in the spiritual practice (Sadhana). It can calm and focus the activities of the mind, and by its positive suggestion it has a benefcial impact on
the health and psychic well being of a person. As such Yantra alone represents nothing. Only when it is awakened by mental concentration and meditation will the process of Resonance appear and the benefical Universal Divine energies will manifest themselves in the subtle bodies.