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Experiment and see for yourself the multitude of possible configurations that the Sri Yantra can take. Click on the image to go to the interactive page.

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Optimal Drawing Method

Are you looking for a precise method to draw the Sri Yantra. Look no more. To learn more click on the image to go to the store.

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The three characteristics of the optimal Sri Yantra

After years of dedicated research and with the help of advanced mathematical software, the Sri Yantra code has finally been deciphered. Read the article to understand why the Sri Yantra is so difficult to draw and learn the three characteristics that will produce the optimal configuration.

The Sri Yantra

The Sri Yantra also called Sri Chakra is a beautiful and complex sacred geometry used for worship, devotion and meditation. It has been in use for thousands of years and it's origin seems unknown.

The central figure is composed of nine interlocking triangles. Every triangle is connected to the others by common points and this is the reason why it is so difficult to draw correctly. Changing the size or position of one triangle often require changing the position of many other triangles.

After making a few attempts at drawing this figure it became obvious that it's not as easy as it looks. Given the fact that this is one of the oldest and most recognizable sacred geometry one would assume that a method for drawing this famous figure precisely would be easy to find. Not so. The two most famous methods from Indian origin, shown here and here are very imprecise and/or incomplete. The many modern techniques in existence will lead to a more accurate figure as shown here.

But after looking carefully at the figures produced by these different techniques one realizes that they are all different! Was there an original geometry that has been distorted with time? Is there a way to find out? These are some of the questions that we will attempt to answer on this site.

Sri Yantra Fast Facts:

  • The Sri Yantra is a sacred geometry that orginated in India
  • It is composed of 9 interlocked triangles
  • It is very difficult to draw without errors at the intersections
  • There a many variations of the Sri Yantra
  • There are many different methods to draw it
  • Nobody seems to know what the original configuration is
  • There are three main forms of the Sri Yantra: Plane, pyramidal, spherical

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Plane

The most common form of the Sri Yantra. The inner nine triangles are drawn with straight lines and are contained in circles and squares drawn on a flat plane.

 

 

 

Pyramidal (Meru)

This is basically a 3D version of the plane form. The outline formed by the overlapping triangles are elevated in steps to form a pyraid.

 

 

Spherical (Kurma)

This is the rarest and the most difficult to reproduce. The figure is drawn or sculpted on a dome shape. The triangles are drawn with curved lines (spherical triangles) making it very difficult to achieve a precise result.

 

 

Temples and Carvings

Pictures of temples in the shape of the Sri Yantra and pictures of Sri Yantra carvings.

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References

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  • Madhu Khanna - Yantra: The tantric symbol of cosmic unity.
    Nice pictures of old Sri Yantras, some of them can be found in the picture galleries.
  • Philip Rawson - The Art of Tantra.
    Nice pictures of old Sri Yantras, some of them can be found in the picture galleries.
  • Dan A. Davidson - Shape Power
    A treatise on how form converts Universal aether into electromagnetic and gravitic forces.
  • Howard Beckman- Mantras, Yantras & Fabulous Gems
  • T.A. Gopinatha Rao - Elements of Hindu Iconography. Vol. I - part II, second edition 1971.
    Picture and drawings of a Sri Yantra from the Sringeri Temple.
  • Dr. P.H. Pott - Yoga and Yantra
    The Hague, Nijhoff, 1966. Translated from the origninal published in 1946.
  • György Doczi - The Power of Limits
    Proportional harmonies in nature, art, and architecture. Excellent book on the Golden ratio.
  • Patrick Flanagan - Pyramid Power: The Millenium Science
  • Peter Pearce - Structure in Nature Is a Strategy for Design
    This fully-illustrated investigation of the polygon as the basic building block of nature proposes that when it is adapted to environmental structure this form will result in configurations that are naturally space and energy efficient.
 
 
 
 
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