This 4 inch slate coaster is impeccably engraved with the Sri Yantra design. The coaster has four small felt pads on the bottom, so it will sit flat and not damage your tables.
A yantra is a visual Mantra, something to focus upon during meditation to assist in deepening and strengthening medtitative states. The Sri yantra, also known as Sri Chakra, is called the mother of all yantras because all other yantras derive from it. In its three dimensional form, Sri Yantra is said to represent Mount Meru, the cosmic mountain at the center of the universe.
The Sri Yantra is conceived as a place of spiritual pilgrimage. It is a representation of the cosmos at the macrocosmic level and of the human body at the microcosmic level (each of the circuits correspond to a chakra of the body).
The Sri Yantra is a configuration of nine interlocking triangles, surrounded by two circles of lotus petals with the whole encased within a gated frame, called the "earth citadel". The nine interlocking triangles centered around the bindu (the central point of the yantra) are drawn by the superimposition of five downward pointing triangles, representing Shakti ; the female principle and four upright triangles, representing Shiva ; the male principle. The nine interlocking triangles form forty three small triangles each housing a presiding deity associated with particular aspects of existence.
The four lines of the outer frame denote the figure to be a sanctuary with four openings to the regions of the universe.
IMPORTANT - Slate is a form of stone and can be washed, but should be treated with care. It is possible to fracture and break off pieces of the edges of the stone so be careful when washing! You would not be happy to find stones in your sink disposal.
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