> Yantra For Prosperity - Meru
(Meru) Shri Yantra" is one of the oldest, rare and precious
Yantra created by 'Aadi Guru Dattatreya' for the welfare common
man. Perhaps, the thought of conceiving yantras for the benefit
of mankind was formed during the Vedic age when metal came into
being. Literally, "Koorm Prishthiya Meru Shree Yantra"
means Shree Yantras which is mounted at the back of tortoise upwards.
It is also believed that the tortoise lifted weight of the earth
over its back.
In relation to Lord Kachehap avtar (incarnation of Lord Vinshnu)
it is also believed that the whole energy and substance of this
living world or earth is created around Meru Prishth (back of tortoise)
which has the elements like water, earth along with mountains etc.
Shree Yantra designed
over the back of Koorm or tortoise has eight petals as in the case
of the original Shree Yantra where the flower Lotus or Kamal has
eight groups with sixty four Lotus dal. It is also seen that most
of the designs of Yantras are based on the growing Lotus flower.
Here the question arises as to why Guru Dattatreya chose only the
Lotus flower as the base of Yantras. The reason is, Lotus is the
only holy flower which originate from the navel (Nabhi) of Lord
Vishnu. Where the God of knowledge and creator of Veda i.e 'Lord
Brahma' is also believed to be seated. Guru Dattatreya is said to
be the representative of the United Trinity' i.e. Lord Brahma, Lord
Vishnu and Lord Mahesha. Therefore, the force which pushes man to
worship the Yantras lies in the strong belief that these Yantras
are created by this "Trinity themselves who are the creator,
preserver and destroyer of the world respectively, who also control
the Sun, the Moon, Planets and hence, the whole universe itself.
Meru Yantra, like Shri Yantras, has Bindu(Point), Trikona (Tringle),
Ashtakona, Samghar Chakra (destroying wheel), Sthithi Chakra (Preserving
wheel), Chaturdahkona, Ashtdal Kamal (Group of Eight Lotus), Shodash
dal Kamal(Group of 16 Lotus), Teen Vrit (Three Crcles), Bhupur (first
square), Sampoorna Srishti Chakra (whole system of uiverse and surrounded
by Ridhi-Sidhi(prosperity and fame) gates in four directions of
Shree Yantra is being worshiped in the Indian temples since Vedic
age. The gist of Vedic Vastu and Science also lies in ' Shree Yantra'.
As without the Alphabets of any language we can not write anything
meaningful or writing totally depends upon the alphabets, similarly,
on the basis of Shri Yantra only, Lord Brahma has created this lively
world. So to attain and achieve the material substance of the Universe
one (worshiper) has to recite Mantras as :-
Aaing, Hring, Kling, Shring, Mahalakshmye Namah"
It is also believed that the 'Koorma
Prishthiya Shree Yantra' was vividly used by the learned Brahmin
community of coastal area in Rames-hwaram, Kerla in Seventh or Eighth
Century. The Shree Yantra designed on the mount over the back of
a tortoise looks similar to the dome of any temple which is slightly
mounted. It also depicts one of the fundamental of "Vastu Kala"
which says that any residential house, palace or temple must be
mounted at the centre to the top, so that the personresiding in
it should get more and more energy radiation & solar reflections
from the cosmic universe or Brahmanda to be more healthy, wealthy
The Koorm Prishthiya Shri Yantra is worshiped similarly as Shri
Yantra has another importance. This Yantra is explained as the tortoise
in itself is a very powerful and protected living being and can
live in water and land simultaneously, but does not harm any body
and is anon-violent creature. Natural has protected the delicacy
of tortoise by providing it with a strong cover or jacket which
is harmproof and protects him in the ups and downs of life.
Now a day, this Yantra is Mounted in ASHTA-DHATU. It can be had
in different sizes as Small, Medium and Large. It can be placed
either at thefoundation of a house, temple or at the strongroom,
locker and cashbox etc.
In all, it is a rare, spiritual antique which helps to lessen the
ill fortune and rotten fate.