I started this after my last aya journey, and I was deeply called to create it. I had no idea what a Shri Yantra was two months ago and never even heard the term. It’s fundamentally sacred geometry that points to a deep understanding of the universe through geometry and symbols.
This painting was created on a 5X6 foot canvas made with oil paints. It also has crystals and gold glitter. The crystals help reflect the beauty of the universal energy, and the glitter embodies all the stars in the cosmos. This creation was a joy to make and exemplifies a big step in my journey toward the infinite and my art.
Shri Yantra Sacred Geometry
The Shri Yantra’s 9 constituent triangles vary in size and shape and intersect to form 43 smaller triangles, organized in 5 concentric levels. It took me over eight hours to draw the geometric symbol with a large compass and lots of patience. Together the triangles represent the totality of the cosmos and express Advaita or non-duality.
The Shri Yantra, also spelled Sri Yantra, is a complex geometric symbol widely recognized in Hinduism as representing the divine feminine principle or the goddess Tripura Sundari. It is considered one of the most powerful and auspicious Yantras (mystical diagrams) in Hindu tantric traditions and is used both for meditation and in rituals.
The Shri Yantra consists of nine interlocking triangles surrounding and radiating from the central point, or Bindu (more below). These triangles represent the cosmos and the human body.
The geometry of the Shri Yantra is intricately designed with four triangles pointing upwards and five pointing downwards, forming 43 smaller triangles in a web symbolic of the entire cosmos. The upward-pointing triangles symbolize Shiva, the masculine force, while the downward-pointing ones symbolize Shakti, the feminine power. The interplay of these triangles is thought to represent the union of the divine masculine and feminine, creating a harmonious whole.
Lotus Petals of the Shri Yantra
Two concentric circles of lotus petals also enclose the Shri Yantra and the whole figure is encased within a gated frame called the “bhupura.” The lotus petals symbolize purity and spirituality, while the bhupura signifies the material world.
In meditation, the Shri Yantra is used as an object of focus to aid concentration and spiritual development. It is believed to bring material and spiritual wealth, remove obstacles, and bestow peace and harmony. The precise mathematical design and the esoteric symbolism of the Shri Yantra make it a powerful tool for contemplation, offering a representation of the universe and the union of the individual with the divine.
Shri Yantra Bindu
The powerpoint (Bindu) in the middle represents the cosmic center. I placed red crystals at this point to symbolize fire and the power of that element. The triangles are circumscribed by two concentric circles composed of 8 and 16 petals, representing the lotus of creation and reproductive vital force. I made my lotus petals waves, as I have a deep connection to the ocean and all that it represents.
The entire configuration is framed by the broken lines of an earth square, representing a temple with four doors open onto the regions of the universe. I also created four wings of fire that express my journey into the fire realms of my soul—burning with enthusiasm.
I am still learning about this mysterious symbol, and here is a video that helps one dive deeper into the meaning and mystery behind Shri Yantra.
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