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  • In Hinduism yantra is a pattern used for worship. Generally yantras are geological designs engraved on a silver or copper plate. In this day and age we also find them in colorful inks on paper. Amongst the holy symbols shown by the Vedic Rishis, yantras are mainly considered as methods for religious sadhanasor practices and as items to direct our worship and mind. Yantras are used as tools for meditation as well as concentration. Placing a particular yantra in a specific direction in the home and concentrating upon it and worshiping it is said to have definite favorable effects. Regarding their spiritual impacts, yantras are just like schematic photos of the contours or constructions of heavenly energy fields.
  • Just as the figures of deities in the temples, yantras are worshipped and revered like symbols of heavenly powers. The Devi Bhagavat states that a yantra represents a heavenly power. Similar meanings are shown in Yogini Tantra, Gautamiya Tantra, Naradiya Purana and many other Vedic religious texts.
  • Yantras are also mentioned as the dwellings of the heavenly authorities of God, or of the deity which it represents. For that reason most of the Vedic yantras are named after various divinities, like Gopala-yantra, Sri-yantra, Ganesa-yantra, etc. Each and every yantra must be installed with the use of specific slogans. The knowledge of placement and direction of yantra and the way it is worshipped is a science which has link with the Vedic cosmology and sciences of Vastu, Tantra, and Mantra.
  • In the cryptography of yantra, a dot (.) represents completeness, absoluteness. With regard to the expression of Nature in the universe, it’s an indication of the basis of cosmic energy and therefore signifies the power-source of all motions and activities. The developments of a dot in circular shapes, in a yantra, represent associated expressions in different forms. Merging the dots produces a triangle. Various lengths of the straight lines connecting the dots, various angles between them, and the various triangular and other shapes created in that way together with circles, free dots, divergent and convergent lines are the main characteristics/parts of the construction of a yantra.
  • Everything which is in the cosmos has some structure and size – conceptualized or perceivable – in intermediate, astronomical or subliminal dimensions. Even the undetectable negligible objects have 'shapes' that might be 'seen' through eyes of mind. The wise minds of the Vedic Age had greater vision to 'see' the sublime or invisible parts of nature and define them in a common language of symbols. Therefore they had invented a coding system of alphabets, signs and symbols to denote the syllables of the source mantras linked with the impressive fields of emotional impulses in a being, natural tendencies of consciousness, divine powers, and the motions and states of the huge types of molecular, atomic, and sub-atomic structures created thereby. After that exact configurations of these codes were included in various yantras. In this way by using specific mantras and meditating on the yantras to raise their powers, would also awake higher powers in the consciousness and mind of the practitioner or sadhaka, if done correctly.