Another day, another #Mala #necklace, #sriyantra:
It consists of nine interlocking triangles, forming 43 smaller triangles organized in 5 concentric levels that surround a central point known as a #bindu.
The power point Bindu represents the cosmic center. Together they represent the totality of the #cosmos and express non-duality.
The triangles are circumscribed by two concentric circles composed of 8 and 16 petals, representing the #lotus of creation and reproductive vital #force. The entire configuration is framed by lines of an earth #square, representing a #temple with four doors open onto the regions of the #universe.
These triangles represent the cosmos and the human #body. Because of its #nine triangles, Sri Yantra is also known as the Navayoni (nava means 9 in sanskrit) Chakra. When the two-dimensional Sri Yantra is represented in three dimensions, it is called a Maha Meru. Mount Meru derives its name from this shape.
The Sri Yantra also represents the union of #Masculine and #Feminine #Divine. The four upward-pointing triangles represent the #goddess 's masculine embodiment #Shiva, while the five downward-pointing triangles symbolize the female embodiment #Shakti.
In #religion, worship of the Sri Yantra is central to the Shri Vidya system of #Hindu worship. It represents the goddess in the form of Shri Lalita or Tripura Sundari, the beauty of the three worlds: Bhu Loka (Physical Plane, Consciousness of the Physical Plane), Bhuvar Loka (Antariksha or Intermediate Space Consciousness of the Prana) and Swar Loka (Svarga or Heaven or Consciousness of the Divine Mind). Just saying.