Beautiful computer generated animation here:
The Sri Yantra also called Sri Chakra is a beautiful and complex sacred geometry used for worship, devotion and meditation. It has been in use for thousands of years and it’s origin seems unknown.
The central figure is composed of nine interlocking triangles. Every triangle is connected to the others by common points and this is the reason why it is so difficult to draw correctly. Changing the size or position of one triangle often require changing the position of many other triangles. After making a few attempts at drawing this figure it became obvious that it’s not as easy as it looks. Given the fact that this is one of the oldest and most recognizable sacred geometry one would assume that a method for drawing this famous figure precisely would be easy to find. Not so. The two most famous methods from Indian origin, shown here and here are very imprecise and/or incomplete. The many modern techniques in existence will lead to a more accurate figure as shown here.
But after looking carefully at the figures produced by these different techniques one realizes that they are all different! Was there an original geometry that has been distorted with time? Is there a way to find out? These are some of the questions that we will attempt to answer on this site.
Sri Yantra Fast Facts:
• The Sri Yantra is a sacred geometry that orginated in India
• It is composed of 9 interlocked triangles
• It is very difficult to draw without errors at the intersections
• There a many variations of the Sri Yantra
• There are many different methods to draw it
• Nobody seems to know what the original configuration is
• There are three main forms of the Sri Yantra: Plane, pyramidal, spherical