A yantra as used in prayers is a instrument, talisman or a mystical diagram. It is visible form of the mantra or the planet to which it corresponds. It is believed that commendable results are attained when specific yantras are used for different gods and goddesses, especially during the puja. Therefore like mantras, yantras are energy body and slow remarkable effect.
A yantra is intended to be a medium to arouse consciousness and awareness about the purpose of a prayer. A yantra comprises geometrical shapes. These may be square, triangular, circular, conical, five sided or eight-sided. The movement of planets is circular and forces in the universe affect it. By offering prayers to the yantra everyday, one pleases the gods and also attains the desired fruit. These yantras have been designed for the benefit of the common householder. However, yantras are effective only after pran pratishtha or the infusion of life.
There are many different types of Yantras. Few Important ones which give financial gains, health, career improvement are given below:
Shri yantra: Through this yantra one attains the favour of Lakshmi and is never short of money. By praying to it everyday one attains all materialistic benefits.
Shri Mahamrityunjay Yantra:This yantra protects one from destructive influences like accidents, sickness, epidemic and similar life threatening calamities.
Maa Baglamukhi Yantra: This Yantra is primarily to overcome enemies or obstacles and gain favorable results from legal cases.
Bisa Yantra: God helps those who have the Bisa yantra in all endeavours. All difficult things become easy. By praying to it every morning obstacles are overcome and one attains success and honour.
Kuber Yantra: This yantra makes Kuber, the god of wealth, benevolent.
Shri Mahalakshmi Yantra: With prayers to this yantra one is assured of perpetual prosperity and happiness.
Surya Yantra: It promotes good health and well-being, protects one from diseases and promotes intellect and career.
Panchadashi Yantra: This yantra has the blessings of Lord Shiva and ensures morality, financial gains, family happiness and satisfaction.
Of all yantras the one that brings astonishing results in the shortest period is the Shri yantra.
Worship to Shri yantra after pran pratishtha ensures happiness and salvation. The best occasions to establish Shri yantra are Diwali, Dhanteras (two days before Diwali), Dashera, Akshay Tritiya (the third day of the lunar fortnight) or Pratipada (the first day of the lunar fortnight) and other auspicious days can also be considered. At the time of worship one must face the east and pray with devotion and concentration.