The Sri Yantra -
From the central dot, the Bindu, symbolic of the Absolute Self, rises the holographic universe. Sri Yantra is a Master Plan of Manifestation.
The digits 15 and 16, called Pancha Dasa and Shodasadasa have sacred significance in Sacred Geometry.
When the Moon is within 12 degrees of the Sun, it is called a Lunation, Prathama. Moon creates 15 lunations. Lunation is called in Sanskrit as a Thithi . These are known as the 15 Kalas of the Moon. There is the 16th Kala and that is Transcendence !
Corresponding to the 15 Kalas, there is the Panchadasa Mantra, a mantra made of 15 letters.
“Ka E i La Hreem - Ha Sa Ka Ha La Hreem - Sa Ka La Hreem”
This is the main mantra of the Sri Yantra.
This is the greatest symbol
Of all symbols divine
Made up of letters fifteen
With Transcendence as the Sixteenth !
The greatest emblem of Deity,
The greatest hidden mystery
I take refuge in Thy symbol
Thy divine symbol, O Mother Divine !
Sreemad Panchadasa Aksharaika Nilayam
Shree Shodasee Mandiram
Shree Nadadibhir Architham cha Bhahuda
Shree Kamesha raha Sakhi Nilayanam
Shree Chakram Saranam Vrijami Sathatham
Sarvaishta Siddhi Pradham
Wisdom is the additional quality of Man, which distinguishes him from the animals.
Ahara Nidra Bhaya Maidhunas cha
Samanyamethat Pasubhir naranam
Jnanam Naranam Adhiko Vishesho
Jnanena Heena Pashubhi Samana
Food, sleep. fear and copulation
Are common for both animals and men
It is Wisdom, an additional quality
Which distinguishes man from the quadruped !
The universe is a dream in the Cosmic Mind. It is the Universal Mind who is the creatrix and She sports as the Universe !
Karthum Devi Jagat Vilasa Vidhina
Srishtena the Mayaya
Sarvananda mayena madhya vilasa
Chree Binduna lankritham
Sree math sad guru poojya pada karuna
Sree Chakram Saranam Vrijami Sathatham
Sarveshta Siddhi Pradam
For the sake of Cosmic Play
She created the Universe
She is the Cosmic Illusion
Which tantalises all !
The Sacred Feminine is She
With triangles five downwards
The Sacred Masculine has
Triangles four facing upwards
With bliss ineffable
She sports with her invisible Lord
Who abides as the Central Dot
In the mighty Sri Yantra !
By the Grace of Master Divine
The Great Verity is known
In Thy sacred symbol Sri Yantra
I take refuge, O Mighty Mother !
The Essence of all Sciences,
Thy manifestations all women
O Mother Blissful
Which poet can describe Thee !
In the house of the righteous
Thou abidest as Prosperity
In the house of the sinful
Thou abidest as mental tension !
As Intelligence in the Seers
As Concentration in the good
As Shame in the aristocratic
Protect this Universe, O Mighty One !
Thy Grace conferreth Wealth
With all its paraphernalia !
Royalty is also conferred by Thee
How glorious is Thy Grace !
Thy Grace conferreth
Wisdom Supreme & Self Actualisation
Aspirant does Righteous deeds;
And actualise Self, impelled by Thee !