Saturday, December 23, 2006

Fire Pit inside Yantra for Anahata Chakra

Indian HexagramPicture of Indian yantra hexagram is courtesy of Nadarupa who wrote to me:
The photo on our Flickr site is actually a yantra (symbol) for Anahata Chakra (Energy Centre of the Heart), which is composed of interlocking blue and red triangles, representing the union of male / female energies in the heartspace (centre of compassion / unconditional love). This is a very ancient yogic / Hindu symbol and, like the swastika, has been used by others since. A "kund" is a firepit, used for ceremonial purposes. The photo on our site is of the anahata yantra drawn around a kund for a celebration at the end of a 5-day yoga festival held in France in July 2006.

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