The Sri Yantra is a symbol which is more than 12.000 years old. It contains remarkable complex sacred geometry and the golden ratio (Phi). It is also known as the mother of all yantras, the symbol of manifestation. Yantras are used for meditation, to balance both hemispheres and to gain spiritual knowledge.
For millennia the old Sages of India have used this symbol as the key to unravel the secrets of the Universe. Advait Vedanta sages say that when you master the Sri Yantra, you’ll master the science of creation and destruction.
The Sri Yantra is quite remarkable for many reasons. For example, it contains extremely complex geometry. More complex than most sacred geometrical forms. People have devoted complete studies to find out how to draw this symbol perfectly. Up to this day, it’s still not clear how to do it perfectly. But computers can come quite close to it.
The reason it’s so complex is due to the many ratio’s. It contains among others Pi, Phi and the Fibonacci Sequence.
Perhaps the most remarkable thing is that the Sri Yantra can be found all over the world in ancient excavations or temples.
For example, the proportions of the geometry are found in the pyramid of Giza, while its origin lies in India. Remarkably, it has a close connection with the Flower of Life as well. Just like the Sri Yantra, the Flower of Life is found all over the world on centuries old walls and excavations.
The Sri Yantra, or also known as the Sri Chakra, consists of nine triangles. These triangles have different sizes and proportions that overlap each other. In the middle of the symbol is the power point (bindu), visualizing the highest, the invisible, elusive center from which the entire figure and the cosmos expand.
The Sri Yantra represents the Goddess in her form of Shri Lalita, “the beauty of the three worlds” – Bhoo, Bhuva and Swa. (Earth, Atmosphere and Sky (heaven)). Four isosceles triangles with the apices upwards, representing Shiva or the Masculine. Five isosceles triangles with the apices downward, symbolizing female embodiment Shakti. Thus the Sri Yantra also represents the union of Masculine and Feminine Divine. Because it consists of nine triangles, it is also known as the Navayoni Chakra.