The Sri Chakra or Shri Yantra is a yantra formed by nine interlocking triangles that surround and radiate out from the central (Bindu) point, the junction point between the physical universe and its unmanifest source. It represents the goddess in her form of Shri Lalitha or Tripura Sundari, “the beauty of the three worlds”. Four of the triangles point upwards, representing Shiva or the Masculine. Five of these triangles point downwards, representing Shakti or the Feminine. Thus the Sri Yantra also represents the union of Masculine Divine and Feminine Divine. Because it is composed of nine triangles, it is also known as the Navayoni Chakra.
Together, the nine triangles are interlaced in such a way as to form 43 smaller triangles in a symmetrical web, symbolic of the entire cosmos or a womb symbolic of the whole creation. Together, they express Advaita or non-duality. This is surrounded by a lotus of eight petals, a lotus of sixteen petals, and an earth square, resembling a temple with four doors.
The Shri Chakra is also known as the Nava chakra because it can also be seen as having nine levels. “Nava” means “nine” in Sanskrit. Each level corresponds to a mudra, a yogini, and a specific form of the deity Tripura Sundari, along with her mantra. These levels starting from the outside or bottom layer are :
After this, place the Yantra in your safe, worship place, or at your place of work. On the same daylight a holy fire and offer the beads one by one in it accompanied by the recital of the same Mantra. The ashes must be dispersed in a river. There’s no need to pray daily after this, but do light an incense stick and just chant the Mantra five times early morning for enhanced results.
Mantra: || Om Shreem Hreem Shreem Mahaalakshmyei Shreem Hreem Shreem Namah ||
Design: Made in heavy solid brass.
Dimensions: 4.5 inches (W) x 3 inches (H)
Weight: 2.5 kgs approx