Yantra literally means loom, instrument or machine. In actual practice, a yantra is a symbol which represents aspects of the divine, such as the Mother Goddess or Durga. It is made of interlocking geometric figures, circles, triangles and floral shapes that form a pattern. Though drawn in two dimensions, a yantra can represent a three dimensional sacred object. The yantra is primarily a meditation tool. Yantras function as revelatory symbols of cosmic truths.
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- Khanna, Madhu (1979). Yantra: The Tantric Symbol of Cosmic Unity. Thames and Hudson, first paperback edition, 1981. ISBN 0-500-27234-4
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- An Introduction to Yantras, What They Are and How to Use Them For Meditation
- Yantras - The Mystic Power
- High Resolution Yantras Dasa Maha Vidya, The 15 Nityas and other yantras, printable.