yantra (Painting)

About this object

History of use

Essential to these images is the notion that by meditation on anything as the self, one becomes that, this yantra is not secular artwork but a path toward truth and self realization both for the maker and spectator.

Iconographic meaning

Referred to as 'Sri Tara' Yantra.

Physical description

Hindu Tantric painting. Small, square shaped painting with an elongated orange hexagon in the centre encompassed by a star of one red equilateral triangle over another. Negative area surrounding this star form is white and contained in a circle. Eight petals in pink around circle with thin green edging following contour of petals on yellow (square) ground with four low t-shaped appendages emerging symmetrically from four sides of the square. All figures outlined in black. Hindi script written on the back.