Dr. Manish Rawat Astrologer: Yantra Used in Astrology
Yantra is a pure graphic expressions of deities in the form of geometrical or diagrammatic designs comprising variant formation of lines and circles in the personification of human as each line represents the body parts of deities. Yantras are pious and supreme images of deities if people could perceive them and are far more divine then portraits of God and Goddess while if people can’t understand the expressions Yantras carry then it’s better to worship idols and picture of deities only as it won’t impact well without the right perception and further in general understanding, people connects more deeply with idols and pictures of deities. In Hindu religious arena, we are endowed with Yantras for almost every deity we adore.
Significance of Yantra
Vedic astrology has given great importance to yantra as a astrological remedy. Vedic astrology recommends yantra as a cure to malefic planets in a horoscope. Yantras are also used to enhance the benefic impacts of yoga-karaka or benefic planets. They are considered to be the supreme personification of deities as well carrying divine essence to bestow all the divine blessings of deities and planets to humans and to take them closer to divine souls through the path of Yantras and to make it quiet simpler for mortal beings. These divine graphics bestow us all the positive reflection from the heaven and vanish all the negativity prevailing around and so on it brings all the happiness and peace at home and work place.
Yantras are believed to bring affluence and prosperity through the path of success in professional path and so on it spreads the harmony and bliss at home and family arena. It bestows the power and authority to the native and makes him or her high with respect and fame upon land. Besides this, it reduces the malefic effects of planets to a good extent and in a quiet best way.
Geometrical types of Yantra
There are certain meanings of each geometrical form in Yantras as follows:
Circle - Energy of the element water
Square - Energy of the element earth
Triangle - Energy of the element fire
Diagonal lines - Energy of the element air
Horizontal line - Energy of the element water
Vertical line - Energy of the element fire
Point - Energy of the element ether
Basic Segmentation in Yantras
Spiritual Yantras: They are divine expressions and statures of divine souls which are perceived to be more pious and powerful than the idols of deities upon land.
Astrological Yantras: They are the personification of 9 planets and their Lords which in the words of astrology helps in reducing the malefic effects of planets.
Architectural Yantras: These have a lot of significance in the formation of temples as they possess a special place there.
Numerical Yantras: These have specifically formed with a special significance of selected combinations of numbers with certain importance of each.
There are certain Yantras for planets which are also perceived to be the same for deities as well for possessing some relations in between or it could be articulated as the relation between spiritual and astrological aspects of them. They are:
Sun - Surya , Gayatri and Vishnu Yantra
Moon - Sri and Lakshmi Yantra
Mars - Mangala Yantra
Mercury - Vishnu Yantra
Jupiter - Ganesh Yantra
Venus - Sri and Lakshmi Yantra
Saturn - Shri Shanti Yantra
Rahu - Kali and Durga Yantra
Ketu - Mahamrityunjaya Yantra