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Symbols employed in yantras ?

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Asked by sudhakar kuruvada, 28 Feb '13 11:07 am
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Shapes and patterns commonly employed in yantra include squares, triangles, circles and floral patterns but may also include more complex and detailed symbols, for instance:
The lotus flower typically represent chakras, with each petal representing a psychic propensity (or vritti) associated with that chakra
A dot, or bindu, represents the starting point of creation or the infinite, unexpressed cosmos
The shatkona (akoa) (Sanskrit name for a Hexagram) composed of a balance between:
An upwards triangle which according to Tantra denotes energy, or more specifically action and service (seva). It may also denote spiritual aspiration, the element of fire, or Shiva. It is also said to represent the static substratum of the cosmos.[citation needed]
A downwards triangle which according to Tantra denotes spiritual knowledge. It may also denote the creative power of the cosmos, fecundity, the element of water, or Shakti
A swastika represents good luck, welfare, prosperity or spiritual vict ...more
Answered by LIPSIKA, 28 Feb '13 11:16 am

 
  
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Shapes and patterns commonly employed in yantra include squares, triangles, circles and floral patterns but may also include more complex and detailed symbols, for instance:
The lotus flower typically represent chakras, with each petal representing a psychic propensity (or vritti) associated with that chakra
A dot, or bindu, represents the starting point of creation or the infinite, unexpressed cosmos
The shatkona (akoa) (Sanskrit name for a Hexagram) composed of a balance between:
An upwards triangle which according to Tantra denotes energy, or more specifically action and service (seva). It may also denote spiritual aspiration, the element of fire, or Shiva. It is also said to represent the static substratum of the cosmos.[citation needed]
A downwards triangle which according to Tantra denotes spiritual knowledge. It may also denote the creative power of the cosmos, fecundity, the element of water, or Shakti
A swastika represents good luck, welfare, prosperity or spiritual vict ...more
Answered by Rocking Raaj, 28 Feb '13 11:14 am

 
  
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Shapes and patterns commonly employed in yantra include squares, triangles, circles and floral patterns but may also include more complex and detailed symbols, for instance:
The lotus flower typically represent chakras, with each petal representing a psychic propensity (or vritti) associated with that chakra
Answered by Quest, 28 Feb '13 11:25 am

 
  
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Squares, triangles, circles and floral patterns
Answered by aflatoon, 28 Feb '13 11:11 am

 
  
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Triangles and dots
Answered by Vikram, 28 Feb '13 11:08 am

 
  
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