It can be said that the Ten Great Feminine Cosmic Powers (Dasha Maha Vidya-s) are the ten fundamental aspects of the Supreme Cosmic Mother’s personality. Nevertheless, each Goddess has a specific cosmic function in the universal harmony. Together they express God’s wisdom. Each of them represents a certain unique path towards God.
Each of us are naturally attracted to one of them in particular. That shows that our soul can grow and develop faster through meditating and practicing certain exercises to awaken in us the resonance with that specific Cosmic Power.
Years back I got inspired to paint the Yantras of the Ten Great Cosmic Powers. These yantras were painted using strictly the symbolic colors that each of them has. A unique geometric combination and the symbolic colors, make these yantras to transmit their distinct specific qualities.
It is said that by hanging a yantra on the wall or by being painted on the celling, that yantra will constantly emanate from it its specific beneficial aspects, filling the room with her divine energies.
What is a Yantra and how to operate with them?
A Yantra is an esoteric geometric diagram, acting as a highly efficient tool for contemplation and meditation. deriving mainly from the Tantric tradition, yantra means “support” and “instrument”.
Each yantra has a defined energy and significance and it is considered to represent the universe of a particular deity or Cosmic Power.
They are used for meditation, protection from harmful influences, development of particular energies in our inner universe, attraction of wealth, success, love, integration, grace etc.
A yantra is like a “gate” or “portal” which is helping us, when focusing on it, to “tune in” by resonance into its specific form of energy.
Yantras have several geometric shapes radiating concentrically from the center, including triangles, circles, hexagons, octagons, and symbolic lotus petals. The outside often includes a square representing the four cardinal directions, with doors towards them.
One of the most known yantras is the Sri Yantra, which represents the Great Cosmic Power Tripura Sundari. The Sri Yantra also includes the representation of Shiva and is designed to show the totality of creation and existence, along with the practitioner’s own unity with the entire Macrocosm.
Yantras of the Ten Great Cosmic Powers
Text courtesy by Adina Stoian, Natha Yogacenter
YANTRA OF THE GREAT COSMIC POWER KALI
The Great Cosmic Power of Time and Transformation. Kali manifests the divine discrimination. She is the colossal potential of the sexual creative energy, and also the amazing power of transformation that is plenary manifested through love and frantic erotic union. In the human being, She is the tremendous energy Kundalini Shakti.
YANTRA OF THE GREAT COSMIC POWER TARA
She is also called “The Savioress” and the “Guiding Star” representing the very manifestation of the Divine Grace ‘saving’ the aspirants from the life in “samsara” (the ocean of illusion). TARA is also the All-mighty power of the primordial Sound, the fundamental pranava AUM, the Word which foreruns the arising of the creation, the substance-sound, the quintessence of all the sounds, the affirmative Logos, the assertion of the creative Divinity, the source of speech, and the owner of the superior knowledge.
YANTRA OF THE GREAT COSMIC POWER TRIPURA SUNDARI
The Great Cosmic Power of Love, Beauty and Harmony. She manifests the Divine goodness, grace, love, beauty, truth and harmony. When happiness mirrors and manifests itself as plenary and harmoniously as possible in a certain form, its expression is the Divine Beauty. She is the Supreme and Primordial Wish, the perfect and endless Divine Love that animates the entire creation.
YANTRA OF THE GREAT COSMIC POWER BHUVANESHWARI
The Great Cosmic Power of Space and Knowledge. She is the Divine Mother of all the worlds and of all the realms. She is the gigantic sphere of force that creates, penetrates, maintains and nourishes the worlds, the endless and all-including Space. She is the omnipresent force, the thread, and at the same time the mysterious warp of the entire texture of the Creation. She grants the access to the superior, supernatural, parallel worlds, enabling us to fully experience the truths of the Cosmic Illusion Maya manifesting the Divine Knowledge.
YANTRA OF THE GREAT COSMIC POWER TRIPURA BHAIRAVI
The Great Cosmic Power of Action, Sacrifice and Self Discipline. Through discipline and sacrifice She amplifies in the human being the enthusiasm and ardent aspiration towards God. TRIPURA BHAIRAVI is the fire of discipline, which allows the annihilation of the negative karma and the accumulation of the necessary energy for spiritual ‘jumps, thus helping in overcoming all limitations and obstacles. She burns all the miseries and weaknesses, and finally purifies the serious aspirants, making them ready to receive the Divine Grace.
YANTRA OF THE GREAT COSMIC POWER CHINAMASTA
The Great Cosmic Power of Infinite Courage. She helps to overcome immediately certain tormenting and negative resonances, such as: fear, fright, negative temptations, demonic attacks, and thus it becomes possible to achieve a heroic attitude, an attitude of divine abnegation, and self-sacrifice able to transcend all these negative aspects. She gives the endless Courage for realising the Supreme Self Sacrifice: the cutting off the mind in order to discover what is beyond it!
YANTRA OF THE GREAT COSMIC POWER DHUMAVATI
The Great Cosmic Power of Creative VoidHer specific subtle energy makes possible, among other things, the denial and the transcendence of unconsciousness, evil, ignorance, pessimism, depression, frustration, boredom, inertia, confusion, recklessness and the alchemizing of these inferior tendencies into wonderful spiritual states. Through her grace all the inferior aspects of the states of passive inner emptiness generated by sufferance may be very easily annihilated and sublimated into the elevated energies of the Divine, Blissful Void.
YANTRA OF THE GREAT COSMIC POWER BAGALAMIKHI
The Great Cosmic Power of Paralysing Fascination. She is the immense power of the stoppage of any negative process, aspect, state. She confers to the aspirant the power of fascination and the gift of eloquence. She manifests the energetic sphere of Divine paralyzing fascination. This discontinuity (hiatus) is always needed for transcending the ignorance. With Her help we attain, in certain special circumstances, the suspension of mental fluctuations, the maintenance of this suspension and the fusion with the Absolute, thus we achieve the state of Divine Ecstasy, Samadhi.
YANTRA OF THE GREAT COSMIC POWER MATANGI
The Great Cosmic Power of Wisdom and Divine Order. She is the universal order and harmony that is an expression of Divine Wisdom. She is the Divine Law ruling in eternity in the whole Universe. She makes the beauty, harmony, love and splendor of the Manifestation to exist in Eternity not as an exception from chaos but as a law from which chaos is just a temporary exception. She is the power that inspires the talented writers, the inspired poets, the famous singers, the eloquent speakers and the wonderful musicians, being the source of their fascinating talents.
YANTRA OF THE GREAT COSMIC POWER KAMALATMIKA
The Great Cosmic Power of Spiritual Wealth and Ecstasy. She is the Magnificence of the Supreme Absolute, the Splendour of the Spirit hidden in all the details of the Creation. She is the ecstasy as a permanent background of the Manifestation. She is the Greatness of the Supreme Beauty and the Beatitude of Plenitude reaching creation, the fascinating Power of Spiritual Wealth and Perfect Happiness, and the Night of the Paradisiacal Splendor. She is the embodiment of everything that can ever be desired…