Designs On Yantras And Different Types Of Yantras
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Designs on Yantras And Different Types Of Yantras

Yantras has been in use since ages to balance one’s mind or focus it on mystical convictions. Yantra is a Sanskrit word which means mystical diagrams primarily carved on amulets and spiritual items which are thought to have mystical powers. Yantras are generally used for wearing and/or concentrating on it to gain spiritual and astrological benefits.

There are different types of Yantras that are preferred by people and some of them are the Shree Yantra, Kuber Yantra, Ganesh Yantra, Navgraha yantra etc. The shapes and designs on specific Yantras are different and consists of circles, squares, triangles, floral patterns and mantras of deities. Some of the Yantras include intricate and detailed symbols.

Symbols and Their Meanings

The lotus flower on the Yantra represents the Chakras. Each petal of the lotus represents a vritti or psychic propensity that is related to the chakra. The dot on a yantra is known as a bindu and it represents the infinite or the starting point of creation. Triangles are a usual sight in Yantras. According to Tantra an upward triangle represents energy, action and service. It also represents Lord Shiva or the element of fire. It also induces spiritual aspiration. He downwards triangle represents spiritual knowledge and the creative power of the universe. Its element is water and it represents Shakti. Beeja mantra inscribed in the yantra represents the characters of Devanagri and activates the particular Chakra.

Meaning of the Geometric Elements

Circle Energy of the earth

Square Energy of the earth

Triangle - Upward-facing Energy of the fire; energy

Triangle - Downward-facing Energy of the water; knowledge

Line - Diagonal Energy of the air

Line - Horizontal Energy of the water

Line - Vertical Energy of the fire

Point Energy of the ether

Different Yantras and Why People Prefer Them

Shree Yantra: This is one of the most powerful and auspicious Yantras which is mostly used in Diwali Festival. It is gives maximum benefit and is beneficial to almost everyone. It helps in attaining worldly desires through cosmic powers. Shree means wealth and this yantra aids in attracting both material and spiritual wealth. Shree Yantra has the power to remove negativity from the surroundings and from people’s life. It is the symbolic form of all the Gods and Goddesses and packs in the powers of all of them. Shree yantra is said to be the divine store house of energy and installing them in your dwelling spreads its positivity all around.

Kuber yantra: Lord Kubera is the God of wealth and placing this Kuber yantra and praying regularly will bestow the person with luck and prosperity. However the effort on the part of the person will be paramount. It is believed that the person who installs this yantra never lacks money. The perfect place to keep a yantra is the temple room, safe box, inside the cupboard and in places where financial transactions are done.

Mahalaxmi Yantra and Dhan Laxmi Yantra: Goddess Lakshmi represents fortune, wealth and auspiciousness. Placing the Mahalaxmi / Shree Lakshmi Yantra blesses the native with causeless mercy of Goddess Lakshmi. There are specific ways to pray in front of the yantra. When done with the correct method this yantra blesses the individuals with wealth and prosperity.

Ganesh Yantra: Lord Ganesha is the God of wisdom and the remover of obstacles. He is the one who is always worshiped first during any puja events. With such great importance to Him in Hindu culture it is only apt for people to have a have a Ganesha Yantra in their homes or offices. It is believed that this Yantras paves the way for success and peace by removing all the hindrances from all walks of a person’s life.

Navgraha yantra: This yantra negates the ill-effects of all the nine planets or navagrahas. It helps improve the benefic effects of these planets and is recommended to those whose birth charts are affected by the ill placement of the planets.


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