Available for purchase is this Sri Yantra Mandala Sacred Symbol Holiday Ornament. It comes on a 6" waxed, braided cotton cord for hanging. The front of the ornament is sanded and nicely finished, and the backside contains some burn marks. Choose the double sided variation and both sides will be finished and identical!
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.
LaserTrees makes quality, hand-finished wooden art and jewelry, that we like to call 'wearable art!' We specialize in making wood look beautiful and then combining our art, rooted mostly in sacred geometry, with our skills in taming the beast that is our laser machine. We take care to prepare and finish each piece of wood to a natural finish (no stain!) using natural, food grade mineral oil and vitamin E and a water based sealant. This finishing process brings out the beauty of the natural color and grain of the wood without using stain! We then use that wood as our canvas for almost anything we can think of. We have pioneered laser cutting techniques that allow us to cut and engrave almost anything made out of a flat piece of wood. We are proud of our ability to make every product to the highest quality that we can and guarantee you will love them!
We ship all orders from Southern California, where they are produced. At LaserTrees, we create items as they are ordered, so please allow us a one-week lead time to create and ship your order.