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Encyclopedia of Vedic Astrology: Remedies: Yantras, Chapter IV, Part – 5



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Dr. Shanker Adawal

Method of drawing Yantra

The tantras have directed the devotee to begin the special worship of the deity of his own choice on an auspicious day. By keeping full control over his characteristic of the body organs the devotee shall lie down on the uncovered ground. Havisya would remain his food and he should always be engaged in the reverberation of mantras.

Before start of his everyday worship he should ask, “How shall this yantra written by me be?” Then the deity should be worshipped. The devotee would witness the required dream on the night of the third day as to whether it is Siddha, Saddhya, Susiddha or Satrubhuta. He shall never endeavour to write Satrubhuta (that is enimical). He can never write any of the others. In case no dream is forthcoming, the devotee shall never write the unfavourable one but only the others.

General procedure regarding all the Yantras

1. The Yantras must be written with the specific materials in the places mentioned in a scheduled spot. The writing materials used for writing the Yantras are:- Agar, tagar, gorochan, jatamansi, safeed chandan, lal chandan, Kessar. All these items are grounded well to form Ashat Gandh powder. It is mixed with water of Ganges (or of any sacred river) to form ink. For making ashat Drava (eight liquids) Ikshu, sattu, banana, chiuda, sesame seeds, modak, coconut and lava of rice is used.

2. The word intended victim ending in the genitive case should be written on the middle Bija. The Saadhya (person or activity) in the Accusative shall be written beneath it. The word Kuru is written twice in the sides.

3. The Bija {(Hsauh) it is considered soul of the Yantra} is to be written beneath the middle portion. Then Hamsah Soham (the vital airs) be written in the corners e.g., north east etc.

4. On either side Netra (I and I) and Srotra (U and O) are to be written and the Bijas of the guardians of the quarters. [Lam (ya) Ram (ja), Mam (ea), Kam (da), Yam; (;a), Yam (;a), Sam (la), Ham (gaaaa), Am (vaa) and Hrim (aha)] should be written in the quarters. The Yantra Gayatri should be written all rounds at the rate of three syllables per quarters. Externally the Pranapratishtha Mantra is to be written encircling everything.

5. If the object on which Yantra is to be written is not mentioned, then it shall be written on Bhojpatra, silk cloth or palm leaf, folded up and tied up with a thread.

6. The deity is to be worshipped with the central Bija of the deity or the initial letter of the name of the deity, the concerned Mantra should be repeated, the requisite number of Homas should be performed, then Yantra should be soaked in, the Sampata (residue ghee) and put into an amulet made of gold, silver or copper sealed well with lac. Thereafter it can be put into regular use by wearing it on the head, arms or neck for the purpose of realizing the desired benefit.

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