Questions tagged [yantra]

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Where do I find the authentic information about Ganesha Yantra?

I wish to learn about Ganesha Yantra but unable to find any details other than Ucchishta Ganapati Yantra. What is the authentic Tantra text that discusses Ganesha Yantra and its worship particualrly ...
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How Yantras were designed?

There are many yantras in Hinduism for example Sri Yantra. These yantras are usually worshiped and used to attract positive energies or discard negative energies of some kind. Since these yantras ...
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Are there mentions in Hinduism about instruments which allows one to know others thoughts and influence them? And is it sinful?

Although I'm a native Hindu from India, my knowledge of Hinduism is confined to Mahabharata, Ramayana and few mantras from Upanishads. I want to know if there are references to yantras in Puranas, ...
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Can yantra and mantra work without diksha from guru?

If I write a yantra and chant mantra for that yantra without guru diksha will it work ? Is Guru-diksha necessary for all yantras or some particular yantra's?
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What is the overall role of Yantras? Are they used in Vedic ways of worship also?

If Yantras have a more defined role in Tantric ways of worship, then why householders or those not following Tantric methodologies insist on keeping Yantras at their places of worship? What is the ...
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Came across this Yantra in a museum very recently. Which Devi's Yantra is this?

The image attached is of a yantra or something like a yantra, I came across at City Palace in Udaipur. What exactly is this? Separately, what are yantras? In what kind of Hindu ritual are these used?
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What is the purpose of Maa Baglamukhi Yantra?

Recently heard about 'Maa Baglamukhi Yantra' so was curious to know more about this yantra. My questions: What exactly is the purpose of this yantra? Who was the first person who used or we can say ...
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Is the Sri Yantra a cool geometric configuration or a configuration of keys that enables Tantric practicioners to yoke with Atman [duplicate]

Sri Yantra The Sri Yantra image is an iconic symbol that is believed to have the ability to transcend the veils of separation between the phenomenal world and the noumenal world. How is this yoke ...
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Can yantras be used a remedies for Doshas in horoscopes and nakshatras?

Is it possible to use yantras to resolve Doshas in horoscopes and nakshatras and if so: 1.Is it common practice to use yantras as a remedy? 2.For e.g in the case of a graha dosha,mantras are usually ...
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How to find out correct Sri Yantra?

I have been looking around for correct Sri Yantra for some time but not sure which one is the right one to be used. Some of them are: Black & White, circular with petals & triangles Colored, ...
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Please describe the meaning of and the mantras associated with the Parashurama Yantra

The above is an image of the Parashurama Yantra. Please tell me what does this mean? What numbers are associated with this Yantra? What musical tones or mantras are associated with this Yantra , if ...
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How to make a Yantra work?

Previously, I purchased few Yantras of Gods and Goddesses and kept in my Puja room. Even after 20-30 years, these yantras are still there and I worship them. I have not noticed any positive change in ...
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Are the Sri Yantras that are devoid of color fillings defective?

Sri Yantra is probably the most well-known among all yantras. It is also called the king of yantras. The presiding deity of the yantra is Sri Lalita Mahatripurasundari or Sri Rajarajeswari Devi. A ...
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What are the Yantras associated with Sri Vaishnava Sampradaya?

I am aware of Sri Yantra which is the yantra representation of Sri or Thirumagal, are there any other?
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Yantras: creation, significance and importance?

I've seen lot of Yantras till now, the famous being the Shri Yantra. What are these yantras? How are they made? and What they signify? I also heard that the Hinduism supports Pattern Energy, which is ...