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Charts: Yantra Diagrams Main Page

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Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Yantra Diagrams Description (below)
- Circular Yantra
- Deity Yantra
- Letters & Combinations Yantra
- Linga Effigy Yantra
- Yantra of People
- Bon Religion Yantras
- Magical Scripts
- Scorpion Symbolism
- Blockprints (N.D. Archive)
- Masterworks
- Confusions
- Others...

Yantra diagrams are a ritual object belonging to the classification of Charts. The are often created from carved blocks resulting in 'block prints.' Yantras can also be drawn by hand or painted with a brush. Yantras serve different ritual purposes that generally involve some sort of accompanying ritual to attract good fortune or to avert obstacles and bad fortune.

Jeff Watt [updated 5-2017]

Bibliography:

Tibetan Tantric Charms and Amulets, by Nik Douglas (From Original Woodblocks, 230 Plates with Descriptions and Meanings). Dover Publications: 1978, ISBN: 0486422100.