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Charts: Yantra Diagrams Main Page

Charts: Yantra Diagrams | Blockprints (N.D. Archive)

Subjects & Topics:
- Yantra Diagrams Definition
- Charts Main Page
- Astrological
- Protective Talisman
- Mandala Main Page
- Confusions
- Others...

Types & Designs of Yantras:
- Circular
- Deity Yantra
- Letters & Composition
- Linga Effigy
- Magic Script Text
- Scorpion
- Yantra of People
- Bon Religion
- 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.