The Sri Yantra is a form of Mystical diagram, known as a Yantra, found in the Shri Vidya school of Hindu tantra. This diagram is formed by nine interlocking triangles that surround and radiate out from the Central (Bindu) point. The Two-dimensional Sri Chakra, when it is projected into three- dimensions is called a Maha Meru. Mount Meru derives its name from this Meru like shape. It represents the Goddess in her form of Shri Lalitha or Tripura Sundari, “the beauty of the three worlds”, — Bhoo, Bhuva and Swa, (Earth, Atmosphere, and Sky (Heaven)). The Worship of the Sri Chakra is central to the Shri Vidya system ofHindu worship. Four Isosceles triangles with the apices upwards, representing Shiva or the Masculine form.Five Isosceles Triangles with the apices downward, symbolizing female embodiment Shakti.Thus, the Sri Yantra also represents the union of Masculine and Feminine form. Because it is composed of nine triangles, it is known as the Navayoni Chakra. “These Nine Triangles are of various sizes and intersect with one another. In the Middle is the power point (bindu), visualizing the highest, the invisible, elusive centre from which the entire figure and the cosmos expand. The triangles are enclosed by two rows of (8 and 16) petals, representing the lotus of creation and reproductive vital force. The broken lines of the outer frame denote the figure as a sanctuary with openings in the number of four to the universe.
Now as we all know the meaning of Sri Yantra, let me tell you the Mystery unexplained about Sri Yantra which appears in Oregon in dry lake bed.
Sri Yantra—Earth etching appears in Oregon dry Lake bed
A mystery which is beautiful, yet very surprising, over the past two decades there has been much speculation about the origin of the 1990 Sri Yantra earth scraping that appeared in a remote dry lake bed in Oregon, near the Idaho border. As soon as the discovery was tales of illuminated objects—spheres of light, made headlines along with claims by individuals asserting to have made the design.
How all these are co-related?
We find the related Phenomenon called crop circle, it is well noted by researchers that the appearances of light phenomenon are often repeatedly sighted in the same fields where both natural and man-made formations have been created. This Phenomenon might have played a role in the Sri Yantra earth etching? What motivating stimulus inspired the builders to select the site, and Pattern? History has shown that one need to be aware of the phenomena to deeply interacting with it.
Where and When was theDiscovery of Sri Yantra in Oregon dry Lake bed?
A very large perfectly formed, ancient Hindu Mandala called the Sri Yantra was discovered inscribed into the dry Lake bed by an Air National Guard Pilot on a normal training run from a base near Boise, Idaho. This symbol was a quarter of a mile in length, and consisted of over 13 miles of lines etched into the impacted mud 3”-10” deep. No human or tire tracks were found anywhere near the site. A group of 5 Artist from Iowa claimed responsibility for the symbol’s appearance saying they carved the entire design with a garden cultivator during a nine-day period. No other Pilots or anyone else reported seeing the design at any stage of construction. Analysis of the formation line indicated that the soil had been removed, whereas the artist garden cultivator produced small mounds of dirt on either side of their demonstration lines left from where they plowed, according to ICCRA.
The exact Location—Lieutenant Bill Miller of the 190th tactical Reconnaissance squadron, immediately reported the details of what he had spotted to authorities – a 13.3-mile glyph of lines about a quarter of a mile in width and length on the extremely hard, sun-baked dry bed of a lake in Mickey basin located South East of Steens Mountains in the Alvord desert, 70 miles away from the city of Burns in Oregon.
For some time, this event was treated with the head scratching bewilderment that accompanies crop formations. On the ground investigations revealed that no traces of vehicles or human intervention. Word spread fast that it was an extra-terrestrial event. The event was debated for long and the rumour also spread that a man named Bill Witerspoon had created it as a work of Art.
Bill Witerspoon spent couple of years monitoring the changes in its formation. There was an increased feeling of Harmony in the area, and two years later, with the lines almost gone, the structure of the soil had changed. The overall result was increased rainfall and more organic matter. He claims there is inverse correlation between the lines disappearing and an increase in the enlivened laws of Nature.
Let me leave it to you all to decide—
Many people believe that certain geometric structures enliven and amplify specific laws or forces of Nature. When these laws of forces of Nature become stronger, they consistently influence the total environment, including human physiology and consciousness. Now there are several questions—is Bill witerspoon telling the truth? How did this first of all appear at a remote place? Did it really have the power to make the area very fertile? Now let me leave it at your thought process to decide on.
Let me give you a brief explanation about the Meaning of Yantra—
A Yantra is an instrument or a talisman or a mystical diagram usually in a silver or copper. It is also drawn on a special paper using various colours and symbols pertaining to the method of the yantra to be made. It is a technique or a path, which is the simplest, shortest though which one can attain one’s desires, and fulfils one’s wishes.
The Power of Yantras— It is said that the ‘Devas (Gods), or Deities (Goddess), reside in the Yantras and by performing ‘Puja ‘or worship of Yantras, one can appease Deities, and remove the Malefic benefits and increase the flow of positive energy & Influences.
Dr. Deardoff, a Research Professor Emeritus at the Atmospheric Science Department of Oregon State University and a colleague of Newman and Alan Decker, compiled the details of their investigations, and forwarded the story of UFO Magazine, a British Magazine devoted to the subject of unidentified flying objects (UFOs)and extraterrestrial life. Dr. Deardoff wrote in his investigative story that the Government was not able to give a reasonable explanation of the Glyph of this large size has made an undetected appearance on a desolate site, which was constantly Patrolled by Idaho National Air Guard, as per his research, No concrete conclusions were given how a huge sized glyph came up on its own though there were claims by Bill witerspoon. No answers could be arrived at, either by the Government or by Scientists, for the sudden appearance of the Sri Yantra in the remote wilderness of the United States. Let me leave it to you all to decide this mystery in your own ways and understand the unexplained mystery.
I would like to give some more facts on Sri Charkra is also known as the Nav Chakra because it can be seen as having nine levels. ‘Nine’ comes from ‘Nau’ or Nava’, of Sanskrit. Each level corresponds to a Mudra, a Yogini, and a specific form of the deity “Tripura Sundari”, along with her Mantra. The Sri Chakra is also Sri Yantra, is the symbol pf Hindu Tantra, which is based on the principle of Kashmir Shaivism. The Sri Yantra is the object of devotion in Sri Vidya.
I once again reiterate that Hinduism is very much deep rooted. It contains a broad range of Philosophies. It is linked by shared concepts, recognisable rituals, cosmology, shared textual resources, and a pilgrimage to various sites. Hindu texts are classified into Shruti (Heard), Smriti (remembered). Hinduism is the world’s third largest religion, with over one billion followers, or 15 % of the Global population, known as Hindus.
To each, its own
Just as each planet has a Mantra, a special sound energy, each planet also possesses a Yantra or special energy Pattern. The yantra as we all know is a geometrical design, the visible form, the energy body of the Mantra, and the planet to which it corresponds. Sometimes we find Yantras are supplement as the Mantras themselves. If Mantra is invisible form, then Yantra is a Visible means to give power and wealth and ward off evil and Illness
With the above thoughts of mine I conclude my thoughts that our Nation is so blessed with religious sites with Sri Yantra in their temples, that Nation at no cost can be disintegrated in this Yuga. So, I again reiterate Hinduism is not only a religion, but it is a way of life.
Dr. Sukanya Iyer