YANTRA INSPIRED COASTERS - Set of 2
Set of 2 - Enjoy your Cuppa with the Sacred Geometry
These coasters are inspired by Sacred Geometry- Yantras. Yantra is a Sanskrit word that means "contraption" or "machine." Its use dates back to 11,000 - 10,000 BC. Indian Tantric traditions used yantras as mystical diagrams to aid in meditation and deity worship. This coaster set consists yantras -Ganesh Yantra and Tara Yantra - designed on Bidri metalcraft.
The Ganesh Yantra illustrates the dance o the circle and the square with the circle representing the unconscious aspects of the psyche that are made squared or made conscious. This allows your consciousness to harvest the hidden treasures of the unconscious to fulfill of your tasks. This yantra consists of a square (with four gates that open to your four functions, four elements, four seasons and wholeness of consciousness.) and in its middle an eight petals lotus and six triangles, closed on each side. This permits the lotus within (the soul) to blossom into the wholeness represented by the eight petals. Masculine and feminine energies are thus integrated into a hermaphrodite soul.
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 yantras. 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.
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.