Tara Yantra Diya Plate
This Diya plate coaster is inspired by Sacred Geometry- Yantras. Yantra is a Sanskrit word that means "contraption" or "machine." The use of Yantras dates back to 11,000 - 10,000 BC. Indian Tantric traditions used yantras as mystical diagrams to aid in meditation and deity worship. This Tara yantra diya plate cum coaster is designed on Bidri metalcraft.
The word Tara means ‘star’ and it symbolizes light. Thus, Goddess Tara as ‘light’ is known to guide, carry over, overcome and conquer hurdles for acquiring knowledge, attain powerful speech and acquire the qualities of learning. The square is the fundamental format of Tara yantra. There is a significant, well thought out logic behind it. The phenomenal world extends into four directions. These four directions represent the totality of space, and they bind the earth in order.
Craft Story- This product is rendered by artisans of the Bidri Metalcraft, craft that was developed in the 14th century C.E. made by artisans from Bidar in Karnataka. The metal used is a blackened alloy of zinc and copper inlaid with thin sheets of pure silver.