Worship of Sri Yantra

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The worship of Devi in Srichakra is regarded as the highest form of the Devi worship. Originally Lord Shiva gave 64 Chakras and their Mantras to the world, to attain various spiritual and material benefits. For his consort Devi he gave the Srichakra and the highly coveted and the most powerful Shodashakshari mantra, which is the equivalent of all the other 64 put together. Shiva along with Shakti is engaged in the eternal dissolution and recreation of the universe. The Bindu in the center of the Srichakra is the symbolic representation of the cosmic spiritual union of Shiva and Shakti. Apart from that the Srichakra also embodies countless number of deities and represents the whole of creation. Hence by worshipping the Devi in Srichakra one is actually worshipping the highest ultimate force in the Tantrik form.

Meru is a 3D object while SriChakra is a 2D rendering of the Meru! Meru Chakra
The Meru is the three dimensions of the Sri Chakra. If we returned to the two dimension Sri Chakra, and imagine that the bindu in its center is the peak of a mountain. The imagine that the mountain is built up in tiers, each tier being one of the circles of triangles or lotus petals, with the outermost square representing ground level. Now, imagine a vertical spine down the center of the mountain, then at each point that the spine and a tier intersect, there is a chakra. The peak represents Mount Meru, abode of the Gods.

The Basics of Sri Yantra:
Before starting the worship it is advisable to know about the way the Sri Yantra is constructed, what all it represents, about the 9 Avaranas, the deities, their gunas and significance, so that your worship is more meaningful. The following are the authentic details as given in various Tantra & Mantra scriptures. Five downward pointing triangles representing Devi intersect with four upward pointing triangles representing Siva, forming 43 triangles including the central triangle.. From the five Shakti triangles comes creation and from the four Shiva triangles comes the dissolution. The union of five Shaktis and four Fires causes the chakra of creation to evolve. At the centre of the bindu of the Shri Yantra is Kamakala, which has three bindus. One is red, one is white and one is mixed. The red bindu is Kurukulla the Female form, the white bindu is Varahi the Male form, and the mixed bindu is the union of Shiva & Shakti – the individual as the potential Shri Cakra. Varahi, the father-form, gives four dhatus to the child and Kurukulla, the mother-form, gives five dhatus to the child. These represent the nine dhatus of the human body. Varahi’s four fires are the 12 (4 x 3) sun Kalas, the 12 Zodiac constellations. Kurukulla’s five triangles are the 15 (5 x 3) Kalas of the moon, 15 lunar Tithis. These nine triangles also represent the nine stages of growth of the human child in the womb. Surrounding the 43 triangles formed by the intersection of the nine triangles is the 16 petals circle. Surrounding the 16 petal circle is an 8 petal circle. After that the 3 lines and at the outermost part of the Sriyantra there are 3 lines called the Bhupura. The 43 triangles constitute the six inner sections called Avaranas, the two circles of petals are two more avaranas and the Bhupura of 3 lines is the last Avarana.

All these three stresses. with 16. These are surrounded by two circles of lotuses. the great mother. Bindu is the potential universe ready to separate into various categories. In the Srichakra pooja they are systematically worshipped one by one with their names and mantras. as the cosmos and as the individual. the embodiment of Sri Lakshmi (abundance) and Tripura Sundari (beauty). is Known as Lalita Tripura Sundari. The form of Devi Kamakshi of Kancheepuram is the closest resemblance of the Devi as described in the scriptures. It is spoken of as three to indicate the three stresses when the unified non-dual Shiva. Defects in the northeast and north are the most serious. Worshippers of Shakti consider the Srichakra the holiest and most significant of divine symbols. Shakti i s represented as Maha-Tripura-Sundari. the aham or Iconsciousness. who is actually formless and nameless. Lakshmi and Narayana. Purusha and Prakriti. so the Meru Chakra is a valuable corrective tool of Vedic yantra technology. three kinds of external symbols are used for worship of the Supreme Being. The Meru Chakra or Sri Chakra is a three-dimensional Shri Yantra. representing the deity in geometrical diagrams. Enclosing it and super. with paraphernalia symbolising supra-human divinity. Kala and Bindu. and vimarsa. sacred knowledge of the Goddess. The most subtle is that of the mantras or divine names with certain sounds. When placed in the northeast. The Bindu is in a central triangle with apex downwards – alternatively. The Bindu contains the potentiality of the universe within itself. representing Shiva-Shakti in union in the causal state from which all other parts of the diagram representing the cosmos are evolved. These three stresses are technically called Nada. Between these two come the yantras or chakras . with four entrances on the four sides. it improves the spatial energies of the whole house. and money) and northeast (energetically the most sacred and important area of any building). It can also be seen as the unification of Masculine Divine and Feminine Divine: Shiva and Shakti. Even if your home or office has been built according to Vastu. depending on whether it is a samhara-chakra or srishti-chakra.Shakti becomes separated into the two aspects: prakasa. A mantra is divine power clothed in sound. the idam or this-consciousness. the Gold Meru Chakra is a great energetic blessing that enhances the flow of vibrant energy of health and abundance. is represented by the central red line with an imaginary line across it to represent the polarity in that supreme category as . They are the Devi’s Parivar (retinue) of total 108. The most external is that of divine images cast in human form. there are three circles around and a rectangular enclosure of three lines for the whole figure. career. The presiding Deity of Srichakra. with apex downwards. Devi. Srichakra: Role Of Srichakra In Devi Worship By SWAMI TAPASYANANDA (Excerpted from ‘Saundarya Lahiri of Sri Sankaracharya’ ) In Hindu devotional practice. mudras of Shiva-Shakti together. it is below the base of the central triangle with its apex upwards. The Srichakra is conceived as Shiva-Shakti in the macrocosmic as well as microcosmic aspects.imposed on one another are the four Shiva triangles with apex upwards and five Shakti triangles inclusive of the central one.These 9 Avaranas of the Sri Yantra have various presiding Devis. forming 43 konas or triangular projections. In the centre is the Bindu . Bindu. Outside these. It can be effectively used for correcting defects of the north (direction of health. In the Bindu. The diagram consists of a series of nine triangles superimposed around a small central circle. fortune. It is the yantra of Sri Vidya. one with eight petals and the other.

It is believed that all the devathas have emerged from the Meru and that Goddess Shakti herself resides in the form of Shrividya at the Bindu (top of the Meru). opening out in the middle of each side as four portals. Shakti is not lost in the effects – she retains her identity as the Supreme Will or Consciousness-Bliss.org/deities. Meru. Though undergoing actual transformation into all these elements in their gross macro-cosmic aspect as the universe and in their subtle micro-cosmic aspect as the six chakras in the body. Sarva Saubhagyadayaka Chakra – 14 Triangles [Chaturdasa Kona] – Giver of all Auspiciousness. 3. 6. the creative Shakti . let us describe the Chakras. at the centre. the earth-stretch. the middle line is orange red like the rising sun and the . the vimarsa shakti. 7. This gopuram represents the Tamilnadu type of architecture. The rest of the Srichakra represents the whole of the cosmos. All the gopurams are installed according to the Veda Sastra. Inside the 3 girdles are: 1. is installed the Sri Chakra Poorna Maha Meru in Panchaloka and is 5 ½ feet in height. ——– Sri Chakra Mahameru 5. Immediately inside the square are three concentric circles which serve as three girdles trivalaya. which is an amsa or particle of the Supreme Shiva embodied as the individual (microcosm). Sarva Rogahara Chakra – 8 Triangles [Ashta Kona] – Remover of all Diseases.skandasramam. the Supreme Being. The space between the sides of the square and the circumference of the outermost circle.5 ft height at Om Sri Skandasramam. The Saundarya Lahiri describes the universe in its subtle and gross forms as the trans. Sarvasa Paripuraka Chakra – 16 Petals – Fulfiller of all Desires. the ‘pride of Shiva’ or Shiva as prakasa – luminosity or consciousness – who realises Himself through Her. The outer line is white (though the colour of the 10 deities here is like molten gold). These nine Chakras have each a distinct form and a distinct name. Sarvartha Sadhaka Chakra – 10 Triangles [Outer Dasara] – Accomplisher of all Purposes. 5. Sarva Raksakara Chakra – 10 Triangles [Inner Dasara] – Giver of all Protection.php?god=SriChakraMahameru In Hindu mythology Goddess Shakti is personified as the Sri Chakra Poorna Maha Meru. At Chennai Om Sri Skandasramam. It is this Shakti that evolves in the individual the counterparts of all the 25 cosmic categories… As the Supreme Will. Sarva Sanksobhana Chakra – 8 Petals – Agitator of all. Shakti is described as Consciousness-Bliss. The Bindu . The outermost is a square Chaturasra of three lines. Through the portals in the Bhupura one enters the precincts. standing for Tripurasundari or creative cosmic power… Just as Tripurasundari the Divine Mother is Shakti . Sarvanandamaya Chakra – Bindu – Full of all Bliss. 2. — 2D Srichakra Yantra 1st Avarana the outer square with three lines and 4 gates is brown. Brahmananda . Chennai http://www. the Kundalini is the segment of that cosmic power as the Shakti of the Jiva. Proceeding from the outermost to the inner. the Enchanter of the Triple World.Shiva-Shakti. is the Mahatripurasundari .formation of Shakti. This is the ground-plane if Sri Chakra is considered as graded elevations. as evolved from the Bindu. Sarva Siddhiprada Chakra – Inverted Primary Triangle – Giver of all accomplishments and 8. 4. is known as Trailokya Mohana Chakra. —— Meru and Sri Chakra There are nine chakras in the Sri Chakra. between Bhupura and Trivalya. the four deities face the 4 cardinal directions and in front of them. the lines one inside the other. depicted as the consort of Shiva. This is known as the Bhupura.

one’s own Guru’s birthday. since they believe Kanya-Kumari to be the Virgin Mary ) It could be worshiped once a year. without any worship in the same way one would keep a picture of a Deity or Mother Mary. kumkum. The whole Christian world looks upon Virgin Mary as the Mother of God-Lord Christ. 2nd Avarana the 16 petal lotus is pink like lotus flower. SriChakra can be used to meditate on its own or with other deities. Astami (the 8th day of the bright half or\f the moon). copper or any other material can be worn on a person as talisman. 8. Friday in conjunction with full moon day is very special. or coloured flour to turmeric. (Mother worship is in vogue amongst the Christians as well. Sunday in conjunction with Pusya Star. Sri Chakra can be drawn on paper with pen and ink. In fact a SriChakra is helpful where there are fierce elements disturbing the peace or creating bad effects. silver. harmless. One should approach the Divine Mother without any reservations. bark. and tin. 5th Avarana the outer 10 corners triangle is red like Japakusuma flowers. There a lots of commercial houses selling the SriChakra as wall hangings. in order to reduce the effect. 6th Avarana the inner 10 corners triangle is colour blue (though the deities here have the lusture of 1000 rising suns).The innermosst triangle is white. difficulties. the day of one’s own birthday. ashes of yajna and consigned to the river or sea. complaints. problems to her for she knows your needs better and will give you what you need and at the same time she will also protect you. periodically.The Bindu the central point is red like Sindoor. 7th Avarana the 8 corners triangle is colour red like Dadini flowers. . after the puja is done. genteel and non aggressive of all the yantras. copper. brass. copper leaf or plate. One need not express one’s want.inner line is yellow like the colour of butter. The metals are gold. 4th Avarana the 14 cornered triangle is colour green like the colour of glow worms. silver. or on special occasions like Navaratri or daily or when ever one likes. SriChakra can be drawn on gold. One drawn on a plate made of five metals are considered very powerful. or the 14th day of the bright half of the lunar month. SriChakra drawn on a plate. 9. except when used as a talisman or as an ear-ring or a ring. do not buy them. As such some denominations of Christians worship Kanya Kumari. Sri Chakra is to be always kept flat to the ground and not upright or slanting. SriChakra is the most calm. foil or disc or gold. 3rd Avarana the 8 petal lotus is red – the colour of Bandhuka flowers. – Tripurasundari Maha Mantra: “Om Aim Klim Sauh” SriChakra can be kept in a house as a holy article. It should never be used as a wall hanging. silver. or on the floor or plank.

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