Definition of yantra in English:

yantra

Line breaks: yan¦tra
Pronunciation: /ˈjantrə
 
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noun

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