Definition of yantra in English:


Line breaks: yan¦tra
Pronunciation: /ˈjantrə


  • A geometrical diagram, or any object, used as an aid to meditation in tantric worship.
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    • 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'.

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