The Sri Yantra, or Yantra of Creation, has been known in the Hindu and Buddhist traditions and since the earliest Vedic times as the most powerful and beautiful of all yantras (geometric mandalas known as power diagrams). It represents the timeless creative principle of the universe, the continuous unfoldment of all realms of creation from the central source, and with that mindfulness, it is used as an object of meditation.

The central point, called bindu, represents unity and the transcendental source of creation. The opposing sets of triangles represent polarity of the male and female principles, the essence of the creation process, an expression of the creative force of the bindu. The realmss of creation are continuously supported by this creative process, and would have no reality whatsoever without the transcendental source.

Meditated upon in this way, the Sri Yantra is a visual expression of Om (the mantric seed-syllable of creation), and represents, in its limited geometric way, the "ideal object of meditation", the Universal Logos.


We meditate upon that Divine Sun,
the true Light of the Shining Ones.
May it illuminate our minds.

The Gayatri Verse of the Vedas