Definition of yantra in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈjantrə/


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.


Sanskrit, literally 'device for holding or fastening'.

Words that rhyme with yantra

mantra, tantra

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