What are really the difference between Mantra , Yantra, and Tantra?
Yantra is a Sanskrit word derived from the root yam , meaning sustain, hold or support the energy inherent in a particular element or object. Yantra consists of symbols, usually diagrams composed of interlocking geometrical shapes, most typically triangles, used as symbols of various aspects of the divine, which are inscribed on a copper sheet. Divine energy is invoked into the yantra by chanting specific m ...more
While inviting the Lord, showing prasadam etc., you would have noticed that some physical mudra's are shown. They are all tantric part of ritual. Along with the mudra, chant of manthra's also done.
Swamy Krishna Premi used to say that people do not do sandhya at all, or when they do they could not do the tantric part (e.g, holding breath in proper proportion to inhalation and exhalation) and mantric chant properly (with proper intonation).. all that is left of the ritual now is the chant of Divine Naam inter alia, in the ritual (for Naam of divine chanted even erroneously are said to protect the kartha ...more
Tantra, the way means a method to perform a worship in a systematic way.
Yantra is a geometric figure inscribed on a metallic plate or paper and is the confluence of the powers of the concerned God.
The yantra is like Rameshwar, Bidrinath, kasi called Yantra.
The Tantra some one target and achieved and pushed Tantra.