En las siguientes paginas trataremos el arte hindu, a traves del estudio de las artisticas representaciones geometricas conocidas como yantras.
Por lo mismo, solo pretendemos presentar, asumiendo nuestros juicios preconcebidos y nuestras limitaciones culturales, algunas ideas y valores que sustentan un arte -y una cultura- diferente al nuestro, a traves de la descripcion de los yantras, en los limites espaciales permitidos de un articulo como este.
Dedicated to this spiritual fervor, ORRA has launched its 'Yantra Mudra' collection with carefully thought out pedants, resembling a Gold Mudra (coin) with auspicious Yantras beautifully crafted on the back.
The Yantra Mudra collection is available across all the 32 stores of ORRA in 24 cities.
Amidst the Islamic and European influences, Bondre also spotted patterns that reminded her of the sacred yantras , tantric symbols of India.
These photographs have then been hand- painted over with gold yantra s in accordance to the science of geometry.
To make sure that the yantras would be stable and observations of the horizon would not be disturbed, they were built partly below the surrounding ground level.
What exactly are these yantras and what is their specific purpose?
This meditative DVD, filled with hauntingly beautiful chanted mantras (in Sanskrit, man means "mind," and tra means "to free" so a mantra is "sound that frees the mind") and light-filled yantras
(yan means "journey" so yantra
is a visual journey to freedom) is described as "a direct portal to the authentic beauty and profound power of yantras
The team from SPACE explained all the four yantras
- Jai Prakash Yantra
, Ram Yantra
, Samrat Yantra
and Mishra Yantra
to all the people present there.
Here the commentator makes a direct appeal to the notion of a holy yantra in order to try to make the format of a stupa more comprehensible to Westerners (interestingly enough, the text itself is on yantras).
Within the Hindu tradition a yantra is the symbolic manifestation of the divine or cosmic, much as the mantra is its aural manifestation.