03 September, 2016

Vishnu’s Yantra and questions regarding Shree Yantra

More content was added to this article on 2nd November 2016

Please read this article first (click on the link)

In this article there is a mention of the Bhairav Yantra hidden near the idol at the Badrinath temple. (the yantra in the Badrinath temple is kept horizontally beneath the main idol)
The design of this yantra is also painted at the right hand side when you enter the temple, in the photo below you can see the design of this yantra in the right hand photo frame kept in the room  where the head priest (Ravalji) meets visitors.

At Badrinath they call this yantra Bhairavi, I do not understand why? Since Bhairavi is a feminine yantra only a triangle the six sided yantra should be called Bhairav yantra

Bhairav yantra is Vishnu’s Yantra it is associated with the God of Protection and Preservation.

It is the Seal of Solomon and not the Star of David

The Star of David (on the Left) and the Seal of Solomon (on the Right)


The Star of David has only 2-Dimensional overlapping or intersecting triangles, while the Seal of Solomon always has 3-Dimensional interwoven or interlaced triangles.

Below are photos of some ancient Bhairav Yantra’s known as seal of Solomon to others

A Jewish Seal of Solomon with interwoven triangles carved upon a building stone recovered from a Jewish Synagogue which dates anywhere from 200 to 400 A.D.

A Christian Seal of Solomon with interwoven triangles etched in marble from a Byzantine Christian Church (400-630 A.D.) uncovered at Khirbet Sufa, located in the northern Negev Desert of modern Israel.

Keep this yantra or at least a picture of this Yantra near the Vishnu idol at you place of worship; it has the power to generate tremendous power.

Now coming to Shree Yantra People frequently ask me the following questions which I have tried to answer based on my current understanding

Please read this article first (click on the link)

Direction to place the Shree Yantra if placed vertically

In the above article on Shree yantra it is already mentioned in what direction to place the yantra if placed horizontally

The vertically placed Shree yantra’s are mostly found in temples in south India.

After I started to draw the yantra I realized that there are different types of Shree Yantras meaning that, while their basic design is the same their ratios differ

The basic design is 9 big triangles inside a circle, 4 pointing up and 5 pointing down their intersection results in 43 small triangles of various dimensions, 6 triangles touch the circle, the one innermost triangle has a bindu (dot) and faces downward, the second set there are 8 triangles, 10 each in the 3rd and 4th set and the outermost set has 14 triangles, all triangles touch each other. Outside the circle are 8 petals surrounded by another 16 petals, after those 3 circles and 3 line formations with 4 gates. All these shapes have an intricate geometric pattern / connection

The above design applies to the 2 dimensional as well as 3 dimensional Meru yantra

But Shree yantras have different ratios; the size of the 43 small triangles differs from yantra to yantra, also the angle they form at the centre differs.

Below are 2 yantras one is the 2500 year old yantra presented by Adi shankaracharya to the Chidabaram temple, the second is also a very old yantra belonging to the Sringeri math. One can clearly see that their size of 43 triangles differs.

Shree yantra at Chidabaram temple

Shree yantra at Shengeri math

Some have put forward good theories that like the 5 sacred temples of Shiva (Pancha Bhoota Stalam) each representing the manifestation of the five prime elements Earth, Water, Air, Ether, Fire.(what is most interesting that these ancient temples were built precisely on the Earth’s magnetic equator which passed through south India at that time). The different types of Shree Yantras relate to different cosmic forces.

So they are placed in different direction like the Yantra at Chidabaram faces South and the one at Salem is in the eastern direction

Some times when I have changed the direction of yantras at home I have experienced certain difficulties, it may be a coincidence also, but in the current dark age people are far away from the sacred knowledge that was known to men of wisdom.

There are many versions of the 3 dimensional shree yantra (Meru Yantra) which is the correct one

There is a Meru Shree Yantra at the Arunachala ashram of Sri Ramana Maharshi, he himself gave the design and supervised the making of this 3 dimensional yantra,he used to keep his hands on the top of this yantra as if to energise it

I quote directly from the journal of the ashram

“IN the sanctum sanctorum of the Mathrubhuteswara Temple at Sri Ramanasramam, established by Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, in a small niche in the western wall stands an object of worship two feet square and proportionately high cut out of a single piece of granite and resting on a base of gold plate on which is etched a particular symbolical geometric figure. This object has been worshipped ever since its installation by Sri Bhagavan in 1949, the year before he laid down the body. In technical terminology it is a Sri Chakra Meru standing on a Sri Chakra Bhuprasthara yantra.”

“Bhagavan took a personal interest in the cutting of the Sri Chakra Meru of granite which was installed in the temple and is regularly worshipped. At the time of the Kumbhabishekam or consecration, on the penultimate night before the holy water was poured over the images, he personally supervised the installation in the inner shrine. It was an extremely hot night, with the charcoal retorts melting the cement inside to further add to the heat and it must have been intolerable inside, but he sat there for about an hour and a half telling them what to do.”

“On the last night before the final day he went in procession, opening the doors of the new hall and temple, and passed through into the inner shrine where he stood for some five or ten minutes with both hands placed on the Sri Chakra in blessing.”

Below is the photo of that Yantra at Arunachala ashram; since the dimensions were given by the maharishi himself it may be taken as authentic

An authentic source or supplier to buy the Yantra

In today’s world where the ever booming spiritual supermarket is so much commercialized (profit-orientated) one does not feel like recommending anyone, people may be able to find addresses of craftsman from the pundits of ancient temples in south India

Best is to learn to draw the Yantra yourself; it is a form of mediation when one engrosses his mind in the study of the Yantra.

The benefit of the process of constantly thinking about a symbol or yantra is explained by Sri Ramana (refer point 5 in the link)

Another quote

“On 19 April 1937, a respectable gentleman asked Ramana about the Sri Chakra.

Ramana replied, “It has a deep significance.  There are 43 corners with sacred syllables in them.  Its worship is a method for concentration of mind.  The mind is wont to move externally.  It must be checked and turned within.  Its habit is to dwell on names and forms, for all external objects possess name and form.  Such names and forms are therefore made symbolic mental conceptions so as to divert the mind from external objects and make it dwell within itself.  The idols, mantras and yantras are all meant to give food to the mind in its introvert state so that it may later become capable of concentration, after which the superb state is attained automatically.”

(Talks with Ramana Maharshi, p.380)

Is it beneficial to keep the Shree yantra at home

This is the most common question asked

Beneficial or not; such things are asked for some material gain or to experience worldly pleasures

The person who walks on the spiritual path will certainly be guided and protected and naturally experience health, harmony and prosperity

Try making a simple prayer that you wish to elevate and that you may be shown your faults and shortcomings and see the results yourself, they may not be pleasant but you will surely gain spiritually

The new age gurus and godmen who are marketing the spiritual items at exorbitant prices will always be ready to answer the above question about the benefits of keeping yantras at home, a true spiritual guide will tell you these words written in the 13th century by the sufi mystic-- Amir Khusrow

ख़ुसरोदरिया प्रेमका, उलटीवा कीधार,
जोउभरा सोडूब गया,जो डूबासो पार.

Khusro dariya prem ka, ulīvā kī dhār,
Jo ubhrā so ūb gayā, jo ūbāso pār.

“Khusro! the river of love has an opposite, very unusual flow

He who chooses to floats up will drown (will be lost), and he who abandons himself and drowns will get across and achieve what the world calls impossible.”

The realm of love has an unusual, opposite flow as compared to the flow of the material world.

To seek one must abandon himself completely and jump in this river without any fear (or questions like beneficial or not)

Then such a person makes his way to the opposite shore

It is necessary to fully immerse oneself in this love

The one who tries to float----he drowns.

Siddha yantra—how to energise a yantra

There are some fundamental laws of the Universe and one of them is the “Law of balance”; we are surrounded by all which matches our vibrations.

There is Energy in the higher realm which is beyond our imagination, but can we tune in to that energy? The answer is no because of our low spiritual level

When you first install a yantra it will bring some awakening and after that it is a mutual process you enrich the yantra and the yantra brings about more blessings and lets you to tune in to higher level more and more

Please do not fall in the trap of the so called Guru’s and Godman who claims to energise the yantra for you, I will give you a recent example decide for your self

Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who took it upon himself to try and strike a chord with the notorious terrorist outfit ISIS, changed his tune after his outreach was rebuffed. He now feels ISIS can only be dealt with militarily and there is no scope of a peaceful resolution.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said. I quote: "I tried to initiate peace talks with the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) recently but they sent me a photograph of a beheaded body of a man. Thus, my effort for a peace dialogue with the ISIS ended"

Here you see the double Sri first talks about peace and love and after that he talks of military action. Mr Sri Sri ravi Shankar if you nurse the thought of military action in you then do not talk about peace and love.

There are so many instances when holy men and Buddha’s have calmed down angry wild animals or violent people, they could do it because they had the vibration of love coming out of them

So can a person like sri sri ravi Shankar who talks of peace but suggest military action can he energise the yantra he sells you? All these Godmen run a business of selling spiritual items at fixed rates. sadhguru jaggi vasudev of isha yoga, avdhoot baba shivanand of shivyog and many many more  are into this big business .Do not fall into their trap

Whenever I travel I bring rudraksha and other spititual things after offering them at ancient temples and distribute them for free (as Prasad) to others; at least these gurus should not keep the spiritual items at a fixed price tag, they can say that pay what you like, but to do this a person must be God centred which these Godmen are certainly not 

Metal or stone which Yantra is better

Most of ancient idols are made from stone some are fitted with a gold face mask.

All Shree yantras presented by Adi Shankaracharya to Temples are made from stone whereas the ancient Shiv Ling’s in these temples and maths are made from Sphatik that is quartz crystal

To read about sphatik please click on this link

It would be good to immerse a new yantra in salt water overnight then dip it in fresh water for some time as salt abstracts all negative energies

To read about the spiritual benefits of salt please click on this link

Puja worship of the Yantra or Shivling

A connection between higher and lower relams is established when food etc are offered to the yantras or Shivling or the vedic fire ceremony daily or on the respective days of the week; because of such people the Earth receives blessings from the higher realms, that is why such pujas are religiously carried out in ancient temples, maths and by some sadhus / swamis

One can offer cow’s milk, coconut water, honey, sugarcane juice, turmeric powder, kumkum etc to the Shree yantra

10 July, 2016

People like to read fiction (untruth) rather than the truth

The Shiva trilogy books are written by Amish Tripathi who introduces himself as an “educated boring banker turned happy author” well he may certainly be happy writing books which are a huge commercial success acquiring the status of the most rapidly sold books in Indian history, well I was certainly not happy reading his books also a huge following is in no way related to the authenticity of the subject this is evident when we see today’s new age Gurus and God men being followed by millions

Shiv is without form and is a divine energy /cosmic force/ Holy Spirit, his form as Shiv Shanker is an allegory and so are his stories in Shiv Puran which convey the moral teachings and guide the people to live a righteous life

Amish Tripathi has considered Shiv as a mere mortal, no issues with that when we refer to various folklore and the teachings of religious heads they too have done the same and have distorted the truth so much that sometimes the Gods are projected as sex starved, sometimes full of jealousy and so on

The concept of his book is based on the idea that Zoroastrian’s are asura’s. I quote the lines from his interview with Preetika Rana

“WSJ: What inspired you to pen ‘The Immortals of Meluha,’ the first novel in the ‘Shiva Trilogy?’

Mr. Tripathi: Believe it or not, a television program.

It all started nine years ago when my family and I were watching this televised historical series. In India, we typically call our gods ‘devas,’ and demons ‘asuras,’ a fact any Hindi-speaking native would be well aware of. What we discovered during the course of the program was that the Zoroastrian Persians refer to their gods as ‘ahuras’ and demons as ‘daevas,’ the opposite of the Indian pantheon.

That triggered an interesting debate in the family: ‘What if the ancient Indians and the ancient Persians had met? Perhaps they would be calling one another evil because one civilization’s god would be the other’s demon, and vice-versa. Who would be right?’

The answer, we concluded, was neither. They’re just two different ways of life. That philosophy is at the very heart of the Shiva trilogy: one’s perception of evil.”

Mr Amish you should have done some research on the word “Daeva” before writing your books (the meaning of Daeva is written at the end of the blog)

The author Amish Tripathi has borrowed from Ilm E Khshnoom (The Zoroastrian occult knowledge) which are mystical teachings of Behramshah Nowroji Shroff (1858-1927) a Zoroastrian gentleman who was drawn to the abode of the hidden Zoroastrian Saints (Abed Sahebs) of mount Demavand, in Iran. He stayed there with them for over three years and was transformed to a spiritual Adept. He had claimed to have seen this highly elevated people throwing seeds which grow instantaneously into plants to cover up their path and many more things which Amish Tripathi has copied and written in his books.

Now the meaning of the word “Daeva”, I quote directly from the website

“Ustad Saheb explained that the roots of the similar words in both languages are different. In Sanskrit, Daeva is derived from the root div – to shine, hence Daeva in Sanskrit means the ‘shining ones, celestial beings’. However, in Avesta, the word Daeva is derived from root dab – to deceive. The word Daeva in Avesta means one who is deceived – that is, one who does not understand the end aim of creation. Daeva implies one who is rooted only in the present. He sees the various aspects of God’s creations and does not understand their end aim – of Frashogard. He therefore tries to acquire everything he sees for himself – paying no thought or regard to whether the possession rightfully belongs to him or not. Thus one who wantonly loots the good creations of Ahura Mazda for his narrow, selfish and immediate consumption is called Daeva – the misguided one.”

Note: The Avesta is the primary collection of religious texts of Zoroastrianism, composed in the Avestan language

So when the Zoroastrian’s say they are against the Daevas it does not mean righteous Gods but the misguided ones, so the Zoroastrian’s are not asura’s

I am not a big fan of the Zoroastrian’s, the Parsees also spelt  Parsis; they are a small race who falsely view themselves as superior to all other religious groups and races. They have projected a clean image but me being a half parsee know the true colours of these people.

This article is not to criticize Amish Tripathi, he has written a work of fiction which does not have to be taken seriously

I just want to convey my feeling that works of fiction, that to based on a false understanding become huge success and all are so very interested to read them where as how many people try to read and understand our scriptures and encourage their children to do the same.

Sant kabir said:

Saanche koi na ptiyayi jhoote jag patipaaye
gali gali go raas phire madira baith bikaye

meaning no one wants to go towards the truth, all flock towards and accept untruth; like the milkman has to go from street to street but the person selling alcohol does not have to go anywhere people flock to the wine shop

You may also like to read my articles on Shiv (please click)

What does the story of Shiv avatar Tripurantaka Convey ?


Mahadev on Immortality……


Ashes (bhasma) the ultimate reality

Shivling the symbol of the formless God


And he was Enlightened..Nirvana Shatakam..Atma shatakam in story form.





10 April, 2016

Water has memory

Hindus take water in their palm while taking Sankalpa (Sanskrit: संकल्प) meaning a solemn vow or determination to perform a task, because water will hold the memory of that vow

As per the age old custom water blessed by a priest is sprinkled over others as a blessing since water retains the memory of the holy words of prayers that were uttered by the priest, the Hindu priest either dip a flower in water or use a Shank (conch shell) to sprinkle water over others

Water not only holds the memory of the words of prayers but also because water retains our thoughts, words, and feelings in short water absorbs the vibrations of our DNA

In a similarly way water can be thrown to curse someone

Baptism is carried out with water

Dr Luc Montagnier who shared the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine in 2008 for the discovery of HIV claims that DNA emits weak electromagnetic waves that cause structural changes in water that persist even in extremely high dilutions he was ridiculed by many

In october 2014 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) hosted a meeting set up by Nobelist Luc Montagnier to discuss his controversial research on what has become known as “the memory of water.” at the agency’s Paris headquarters they discussed the virologist’s idea that water can carry information via an electromagnetic imprint from DNA and other molecules.

The meeting had raised little public opposition from researchers, the announcement on UNESCO’s website acknowledged its controversial nature yet they held the conference because people have started to realize this fact of water memory which the ancients had understood

Professor Jeff Reimers, of the University Of Sydney in Australia, has concluded from experiments that DNA can mysteriously be teleported and I add here that water absorbs the vibrations of the DNA which are teleported

For those of you, who may want to do this simple experiment at home, have to taste the food or water which your wife serves you when she is angry


The scriptures tell us all in story form; the story of King Bhagirath who performed tap (spiritual austerities) to bring the Ganga on Earth to wash the sins of his ancestors convey the fact that water in its purest form like the Ganga water has the power to cleanse our spiritual body.

I cannot explain the feeling when I took the water of Bhagirathi in my palm right at her origin at Gaumukh the snout of the Gangotri glacier, in the below photo you can see the Gaumukh in the background


Close-up of Gaumukh (2015)

Me at Gaumukh

Myself at Tapovan with the Gangotri glacier in the background

Dancing dancing, the Bhagirathi goes on it journey of more than 2500 Kms supporting an entire civilization, a lifeline to approximately 500 million people (the way Indians are fast multiplying the figure will leap every year)

From Bhojbasa to Gaumukh

It is also nicely explained in story form that it was not possible for Ganga to descend at once this would have created an impact which would have caused destruction hence she was broken up in tributaries (the story that Shiv took her in his matted locks) so finally when all tributaries meet she is called Ganga. This happens at a place called Devprayag where there is the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi

pic tilak soni

Me taking a dip at devprayag

A tīrtha (Sanskrit: तीर्थ), term denotes a site of pilgrimage which literally means "a ford, a shallow part of a body of water that may be easily crossed", has come to connote places of pilgrimage associated with sacred water. Hence a visit to places of a sacred water body is a pilgrimage

Water is eternal

Water was present even before the beginning of time

All religions mention the Primordial existing water before the birth of the Universe

The avatars of Vishnu tell us the story of Human evolution, the first avatar is Matsya the fish signifying that all life forms were created in water

Water covers about 70% of Earth’s surface, makes up about 70% of your mass

Water is the only substance that exists naturally on Earth in all three physical states of matter—gas, liquid, and solid—and it is always on the move among them

Water is the only substance that has its highest density as a liquid.

Water does not follow the laws of Physics

Water is thoroughly obedient it goes smoothly around all obstacles

With patience and persistence, water penetrates the hardest stone but unleashes it power when ordered by God

Gangajal that is Ganga water never goes bad or putrefies

It has been scientifically proved that solar system’s water is older than the sun

On 22 July 2011 a report described the discovery of a gigantic cloud of water vapor containing "140 trillion times more water than all of Earth's oceans combined" around a quasar located 12 billion light years from Earth. According to the researchers, the "discovery shows that water has been prevalent in the universe for nearly its entire existence"

Salt water

Never ever underestimate the spiritual power of the simple salt crystal.

It can help cleanse, heal and balance energies, while repelling negative vibrations.

Salt acts as a spiritual weapon against negative energies and can also help you attract positive energy

Occasionally do add some salt crystals to your bath water. And also immerse your feet in a bucket of salt water to get rid of negative energies

While I hope and pray that one day you all may complete the journey to Gaumukh and take a dip in the Ganga with the wish in your heart to purify your aura, I also very strongly recommend that you visit the Rameshwaram temple in south India one of the chardhams. Here you first have to take a sea bath that is dip yourself on the sea shore called Agni Theertham then proceed to the temple which has 22 Kund Snan or Theerth Snan (wells) in which Attendants are there at each well and they will pour water on you before you finally enter the main temple; it is a very good spiritual experience

Wells inside the temple complex

pic janefultonalt blog

Selfie with the temple elephant

Most of Earth's oxygen comes from tiny ocean plants - called phytoplankton - that live in sea water near the water's surface ... Scientists estimate that phytoplankton contribute between 50 to 85 percent of the oxygen in Earth's atmosphere

The oceans salt water absorbs impurities including the CO2 emissions


Human consciousness has an effect on water; do I have to tell you more about the sorry state of water on earth today. How polluted it has become, it is for all to reflect deeply (spiritual degradation is followed by physical degradation)

Wash me, cleanse me, purify my heart and set me free. Psalm 51:2

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