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yantra

Line breaks: yan¦tra
Pronunciation: /ˈjantrə
 
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Definition of yantra in English:

noun

A geometrical diagram, or any object, used as an aid to meditation in tantric worship.
Example sentences
  • They sit in a circle with a drawing on the ground, of a large circular diagram called Mandala or yantra.
  • Therefore forms of Durga are worshipped with their respective yantras.
  • Indeed, there are Hindu temples which have in the sanctum sanctorum no image at all but a yantra, a symbolic or mystic diagram.

Origin

Sanskrit, literally 'device for holding or fastening'.

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