Installation of Life in a Shri Yantra

Before any yantra is a suitable object for prayer, it must be given life (pranapratishta). The rite installs the 35 tattvas into the yantra. It also gives the yantra the full set of senses and the Antahkarana( Rainbow Bridge). Engraving a Shri Yantra on gold is said to hold good for life, on silver for seven years. The process also imbuesthe yantra with the matrika, the letters of the Sanskrit alphabet which are the goddesses as sound.

Brahmna-Vishnu-Maheshvara (The Trinity)are the Rishis of this great mantra installing life into the Shri Yantra; Rig, Yajur, Sam and Atharva are the Metres; Consciousness is the Devata(Divine Being); Am is the Bija(seed), Hrim the Shakti, Krom the Kilaka.
The application is installation of Life into the Shri Chakra.

Chant 3 Times--Aim Hrim Shrim Am Kam Kham Gam Gham Nam
to Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Aether, Am to the thumbs Namah.

Chant 3 Times-- Im Cham Ccham Jam Jham Nam
to Sound, Touch, Sight, Taste, Smell Im to the index fingers Namah.

Chant 3 Times--Um Tam Tham Dam Dham Nam
to Hearing, Touch, Eyes, Tongue, Nose Um to the middle fingers Namah.

Chant 3 Times---Um Tam Tham Dam Dham Nam
to Speech, Hands, Feet, Genitals, Anus Aim to the ring fingers Namah.

Chant 3 Times-- Om Pam Pham Bam Bham Mam
to Talking, Giving, Moving, Enjoying, Excreting Aum to the little fingers Namah.

Chant 3 Times--- Am Yam Ram Lam Vam Sham Sham Sam Ham Lam Ksham
to Manas (mind), Buddhi (intellect), Ahamkara(ego), Thought, Inner Cause,
Ah to the palm and back of the hands Namah.

Therefore for the Heart and Breath
Aim Hrim Shrim Om Am Hrim Krom Yam Ram Lam Vam Sham Sham Sam Haun Ham Sah
may Life exist here in the Shri Chakra!

3 ---Om Am Hrim Krom Yam Ram Lam Vam Sham Sham Sam Ham Ham Sah
my individual existence be here in the Shri Chakra!

3 ----Om Am Hrim Krom Yam Ram Lam Vam Sham Sham Sam Ham Ham Sah
may all the senses be here in the Shri Chakra!

3 ----Om Am Hrim Krom Yam Ram Lam Vam Sham Sham Sam Haum Ham Sah,
may Speech, Mind, Eyes, Ears, Tongue, Nose, Breath
come inside this Shri Chakra! May Happiness stay long here! Svaha.

Internal meditation Yantras may be visualised. With Shri Yantra, with the different
mandalas starting at the base of the spine and going to the top of the head.
doing hand and limb nyasa, one should meditate on the throne of the given Devi
as being in one's heart. One should draw, engrave, or paint the yantra, and place
it on a gold colour pedestal, installing breath into it.
It can be smeared with
Kunda, Gola or Udbhava flowers or with the eight scents.
The mantra differs for each material:

Gold: Aim Sauh Aim Sauh Chakreshvari Yantram Sauvarnam Shodhaya Shodhaya Svaha.
(Aim Sauh Aim Sauh, O Lady of the Chakra, Purify! Purify the gold yantra! Svaha)

Silver: Om Rum Om Rajatam Yantram Shodhaya Shodhaya.
(Om Rum Om Purify! purify the silver yantra)

Copper: Om Krom Om Strim Om Krom Tamreshvari Yantram Me Shodhaya.
(Om Krom Om Strim Om Krom, O Lady of Copper, purify the copper yantra for me!)

Crystal: Om Shrim Hrim Om Kulambike Shodhaya Shodhaya.



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