Shri Chakra (Shri Yantra)
Tripur Sundari is the third among Mahavidyas. She is also called Shri Vidya.
According to “Sanskrit Kaustub Dictionary “the meaning of “Shri” is wealth,
property given by the Govt., fame, higher position, beauty, glamour, and goddess
of wealth “Lakshmi” etc. Nobody on earth would ever like himself not to be
blessed by goddess and it is only a few lucky people who know to invoke the
goddess blessings. We can also say that Shri Chakra means the `Wheel of the
Mother Goddess’ but actually, it represents the symbolic energy form of the
From time immemorial, our holy saints have done a lot of research work on it and
found ways and means to welcome Shri to the homes of her disciples. The sages
transferred this art to their disciples which was stored in our old classics in
the form of Yantra, Tantra, and Mantra.
Precaution for Shri Chakra
If Shri Chakra is defaced, broken, not being worshipped properly, stolen or
lost, comes under the foot of some undesirable animals or birds, placed on the
back of such animals, dropped at some inauspicious place, or worshipped with
some wrong mantras or touched by some disgraced person then the yantra should be
removed from the installed place. The person is advised to keep fast for a day
honestly, recite the Shri Vidya Sukta for one hundred thousand times, perform
homa for one tenth part of the mantra, offer food to Brahmins, Gurus, or persons
enjoying equal status, persons having knowledge in the field of Yantras and
If the lines of Shri Chakra have become dim in course of times or some
inauspicious things have fallen over it then it would certainly give its malefic
effect. If a insane person willfully defaces it then he/she have to face dire
consequences. In this case the person is advised to throw it in the river at any
pilgrim centre or sea.
How to draw Shri Chakra
In the Malaarnava it is said that the metal on which the Shri Chakra is drawn be
touched with fire. After that the surface of the metal on which side the yantra
is to drawn be prepared.
In Saundriya lahari’s first Part `Aanand lahri written by Adi Guru Shankracharya
in which it was said that the angles of your feet are transformed into four
angles related to Shiva and five angles related to Shakti, which are distinct
from those of Shiva, and thus into the nine primary forms of matter, as well as
into forty-three angles, eight-petals, sixteen-sides, three-folds and
Benefits of worshipping the Shri Chakra
In the worship of Shri Chakra, one proceeds from the outer square to the
innermost bindu. This process almost invariably involves the awakening of the
Kundalini power within. However, the Shri Chakra need not be used that way. It
can be simply worshipped and allowed to radiate its energy outwards to create
prosperity and harmony for the worshipper. The immense complexity of the Shri
Chakra makes it a veritable unified pantheon of the Gods. Worshipping the Shri
Chakra ensures worshipping all forms of divinity. It is immense intellectual
discipline, as well as a towering achievement of Indian spiritual thought.
By repeating the Mantra nine hundred thousand times the man will have the same
form as Mahesh.
By performing Homas with the flowers of Mallikii and Malati, he shall be the
lord of speeches.
By performing Homa with Kaneer flowers, he can enchant and fascinate the entire
By performing the Homa with camphor, saffron and musk the devotee shall excel
the lord of Love.
The Homa with the flowers of Campaka and Patala shall make the universe come
under his control soon.
The homa with fried grain bestows kingdom that with honey brings about the
annihilation of harassments.
The homa at night with the flesh of goat brings about the destruction of the
armies of the enemy.
If Homa is performed with curd, ghee, milk and honey one shall obtain
respectively health, richness, village and wealth, through sugar obtains
happiness, through lotus flowers wealth and fortune and through pomegranate the
favour of the king.
If Homa are performed with ripe mango fruits a hundred thousand times the entire
earth comes under control.
Attainment of money and grain through milk pudding; all living beings brought
under control through Bandhuka flowers.
By performing Homa with salt together with mustard evil persons can be
By performing Homa with camphor, a man erelong (sooner) attains mastery of
speech in much shorter duration.
Through the Homa with Karaiija fruit evil spirits, ghosts etc., come under
Through Bilva fruits one attains enormous wealth and attainment of happiness
through sugarcane stems.
Through the Homa with ghee one attains the desired object.
Peace can be achieved through gingelly seeds and rice grain.
Everything desired is achieved by men through the goddess of the Devas.