Yantra by Madhu Khanna
The yantra is a potent and dynamic sacred symbol which reflects the same three metaphysical concepts embraced in the analogy of the spider. A geometrical figure gradually growing away from or towards its centre, in stages, until its expansion or contraction is complete, the yantra has around its centre several concentric figures which continue to expand or contract as precisely as a spider's web, not only as bridges between different planes, but also as symbols of unfolding or gathering energies. - Page 9
Rise O Jar that art the Brahman itself, thou art the soul.of the God and grantest all success' (Mahanirvar;a Tantra, x, 156). The Mangala Ghata, the ceremonial water Jar, sometinies substitutes for a yantra diagram during ritual worship. Rajasthan, c. ·19th century. Gouache on paper - Page 17
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