Himalayan Art Resources

Charts: Letters & Combinations (Yantra)

Letters & Combinations | Yantra Diagram Main Page

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Letters & Combinations Description (below)
- Edible Mantras
- Magical Scripts
- Masterworks
- Confusions
- Others...

Yantra have a very wide range of purposes such as healing, matchmaking, acquisition of wealth, protection and the disposal of enemies and obstacles. Yantras of just a few letters and combinations of letters and words are the most difficult type of yantra when attempting to determine the intended meaning. There are Sanskrit and Tibetan language published collections of yantra which explain how to draw them and their intended use, astrologically auspicious day for creation, and so on.

Jeff Watt [updated 1-2019]