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What is the symbolic meaning behind the siva-sakthi triangle?

I know there are several variations of symbols that can represent her, but what does this upside-down triangle with the dot in the middle mean specifically?

  • where did you see this symbol, correct one is star one triangle up and one triangle down for Shakti
    – user16755
    Commented Nov 13, 2018 at 20:24
  • It seems like you found: The triangle (TRIKONA) is the symbol of SHAKTI.. It's not fully siva-sakthi triangle.. It should be superposition of two triangles, one pointing upwards and the other downwards, forming a star with six points (SHATKONA).. Do you have source for this?
    – CR241
    Commented Nov 13, 2018 at 21:09

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The representation of universe is depicted in Sri chakra. It has a geometric configuration which includes triangles and circles giving rise to complex sub shapes.

The innermost bindu or dot is the undifferentiated union of two eternal principles viz. Shiva and Shakti. When pulsation occurs in bindu then it gives rise to triangles which are upward facing and downward facing triangles.

Three lines of triangle corresponds iccha shakti jnana shakti and kriya shakti aspects.

Bindu, also called Sarvanandamaya (all blissful), and represents the transcendental power (Para Shakthi) and absolute harmony (saamarasya) between Shiva and Shakthi. This is equivalent to what the Vedanta calls the Brahman. Owing to the power of the will (icchha shakthi) there comes about an apparent differentiation of Shakthi from Shiva, expressed in the form of triangle.  Here again, the triangle is the expansion of the Bindu (bindu vikasana).

There are multiple esoteric meanings of these sacred geometry which is venerated during upasana by a sadhaka after initiation.

You can check this post for some understanding.

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