Today I joined the workshop where we excercised yoga and then we painted yantra to goddess Saraswati. Both Saraswati and Yantra were new to me, and I found the process so interesting that I decided to write a blog about it.
"The more we share, we are shining more".
Saraswati is a the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, art, speech, wisdom, and learning. The goddess Saraswati is often depicted as a beautiful woman dressed in pure white, often seated on a lotus, which symbolizes light, knowledge and truth. She not only embodies knowledge but also the experience of the highest reality.
Yantra is a tool to help to manifest the divine energy.
It helps us to liberate, to remove the obstacles, fears and ignorance and bring knowledge and light to our lives. Where is the knowledge, there is the happiness.
When we paint yantra, we color clockwise, so that energy can flow.
We start to color the yantra from outside to inside. Outside are the gates of goddess Saraswati. We paint the with blue color. Blue color is the color of deepness, silence, calmness, purity, freshness.
As next we paint the circles, with orange color. Orange signifies space element. We need space between each action we do.
Petals are the symbols of the seat for the goddess Saraswati, and we paint them with red color. Red means the understanding of creativity.
Space between petals and outside circle is colored with light blue.
Inside are two triangles. Upward triangle symbolizes fire element. Downward triangle symbolizes water element. They are unified so that it show us that balance and harmony between water and fire is important, also in our everyday lives and our bodies. Both triangles create a star.
The space between the star and inner circle is colored with purple color which is the color of spiritual connection.
As last we paint the dart dot in the middle. This dot is the seed of mother goddess. It is the seed of wisdom, love and light.
If we want to activate the gifts given by goddess Saraswati, we can paint the yantra, meditate with it, or/and also sing a mantra:
Om Aim Saraswatyai Namah Om
NB: Thanks to our teacher Mandakini Roxy Puri, India