In Rudrayamala Tantram, bhuvaneswari yantra is described like below. enter image description here

In another famous book on mahavidyas -

The Ten Great Cosmic powers, by S Sankaranarayan

, the yantra is depicted as below, 8 petals in the outer ring instead of 16 as mentioned in Rudryamal. enter image description here

Am I misinterpreting the text? Or is one of them incorrect? and which one?

  • IMO The picture represents the incorrect one as षोड़शः means 16, Everything else matches the description though.... Commented Jan 21, 2023 at 17:11
  • @Rickross Ji your opinion here would be really valuable 🙏🏻 Commented Jan 21, 2023 at 17:13
  • exactly, trying to confirm if its 8 or 16. the rest matches
    – Hirak
    Commented Jan 21, 2023 at 18:00

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I recently read the book called "Yantras Heavenly Geometries" by Govinda Das Aghori (https://www.aghori.it/govinda_das_eng.htm)

The description in Rudrayamala matches the yantra mentioned in this book. So I am going to answer my own question stating that Rudrayamala description is the correct one.

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