The Sri Yantra is a powerful symbol that dates back to over 12,000 years ago, originating in ancient India. Its name translates to “sacred instrument.” It’s intriguing to note that the series of complex and interlocking triangles in the Sri Yantra are a perfect ratio of Pi, the divine number.
The Sri Yantra is said to be intellectually constructed by an ancient sage after a deeply profound meditation, (or by higher intelligence), to represent the primordial sound, Aum. Some say that when you chant the mantra Aum with harmonics at Schumann resonance, then the Sri Yantra can form on water!
Here’s a closer look at each of the Sri Yantra’s levels:
Level 1: Called The Earth Square. Related to the first chakra located at the base of the spine. Represents grounding and security in your life and is connected to success, to bring you more vitality, courage and self confidence.
Level 2: This level corresponds to the 16 petals of the Sri Yantra and is related to the second chakra found in the middle of the pelvis. These petals represent the different types of energies and powers in which your soul understands, interacts, and explores the outside world. The second chakra represents sexual energy in terms of creation for what you truly desire.
Level 3: The 8 lotus petals of the Sri Yantra. Coined with the third chakra found behind your navel. This level represents your personal power and self confidence and the chakra is also called solar plexus, evoking a feeling of power in your core which houses intuition.
Level 4: This level is represented by 14 triangles and is connected to your heart since the fourth chakra represents unconditional love. It’s about love making your desires reality by attracting what you need.
Level 5: Represented by the 10 triangles. The fifth chakra located at the base of the neck here correlates with communication, self expression, and truthfulness. Aren’t all of these essential in success?
Level 6: The 10 inner triangles of the Sri Yantra holds the talu chakra – a lesser known chakra located at the medulla oblongata, at the base of your brain. This level is about projection and protection.
Level 7: These 8 triangles correlate to the sixth chakra located in the center of the forehead, (your pineal gland), and called the third eye. It allows you to connect to your power of perception and clairvoyance.
Level 8: Level 8 is represented by the primary inverted triangle. The seventh chakra located at the center of the crown of your head is found here. This level represents your divinity, spiritual being, and portal to the cosmos.
Level 9: The last level, is the dot in the center of the Sri Yantra, called the Bindu and relates to the outer chakras of the body, to the universe.