59 Indaian Yantras

 

 

This selection of 59 Indian yantras was collected by a French Impresario in 1974.

He had travelled India widely, looking to engage musicians and dancers for performances in Europe and purchased the yantras as he journeyed.

 

Though I had not previously made a study of yantras, I was impressed by their strength and delighted to be able to purchase them from him when he returned to France.

 

A yantra in this case is a visual tool that is used as an aid to meditation or as a centring device in tantra worship.

 

A symbolic geometric design is drawn and painted using archetypal forms that are common to all existing phenomena. The composition may represent the energy pattern of a deity and the yantra becomes the conduit by which the deity receives devotion.

 

Great powers of concentration, discipline, patience and accuracy are required to develop these images of spiritual energy which are in turn, revered and worshipped.

 

Their stated age at the time of purchase was deemed to be between 20 and 50 years. They are painted on, from very fine home-spun linen, to cotton or loosely woven jute.

The size is stated beneath each image.

 

 

Yantra 01  54 x 44 cm Yantra 02 96 x 59cm Yantra 03 91 x 55 cm Yantra 04 92 x 61 cm Yantra 05 85 x 63 cm Yantra 6 89 x 55 cm Yantra 07 57 x 55 cm Yantra 08 82 x 88 cm Yantra 09 66 x 72 cm Yantra 10 72 x 92 cm Yantra 11 74x71cm Yantra 12 65 x 106 cm Yantra 13 107 x 67 cm Yantra 14 96 x 63 cm Yantra 15 83 x 87 cm Yantra 16 89 x 89 cm Yantra 17 56 x 38 cm Yantra 18 90 x 61 cm Yantra 19 75 x 60 cm Yantra 20 76 x 55 cm Yantra 21 61 x 56 cm Yantra 22 64 x 49 cm Yantra 23 92 x 43 cm Yantra 24 56 x 49 cm Yantra 25 87 x 40 cm Yantra 26 75 x 36 cm Yantra 27 68 x 54 cm Yantra 28 49 x 49 cm Yantra 29 78 x 62 cm Yantra 30 55 x 43 cm Yantra 31 38 x 58 cm Yantra 32 34 x 43 cm Yantra 33 46 x 36 cm Yantra 34 48 x 48 cm Yantra 35 42 x 41 cm Yantra 36 44 x 45 cm Yantra 37 46 x 48 cm Yantra 38 30 x 55 cm Yantra 39 28 x 43 cm Yantra 40 34 x 30 cm Yantra 41 Yantra 43 32 x 26 cm Yantra 44 25 x 32 cm Yantra 45-45A 25 x 17 - 20 x 15 cm Yantra 46 - 46A 24 x 17 - 25 x 16 cm Yantra 47 - 47A both 25 x 20 cm Yantra 48 - 48A   21 x 21 - 24 x 18 cm Yantra 49 - 49A both 25 x 17 cm Yantra 50 26 x 18 cm Yantra 51 47 x 59 cm Yantra 52 116 x 85 cm Yantra 53 100 112 x 112 Yantra 54 128 x 124 Yantra 55 95 x 95 cm