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Two drawings of yantras
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Two drawings of yantras

INDIA, RAJASTHAN, 19TH CENTURY

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Two drawings of yantras
India, Rajasthan, 19th Century
The first with a pyramid divided into a grid filled with alphabetic characters and flanked by two triangular trees; the second with a chariot wheel, a pyramid, and further grids, all filled with text
18¼ x 23½ in. (46.4 x 59.7 cm.) and
18 x 22¾ in. (45.7 x 57.8 cm.) (2)
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In the present and following examples, these yantras are simple drawings representing the hierarchy of the universe and the continuity of space and time, and filled with text. The practitioner uses them to recite mantras in a specific order, thereby meditating not only upon their individual meaning but also their correlation to each other.
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