Mercury Yantra – the sacred geometrical diagram to invoke planet Mercury (Mangal).
Mercury Yantra – the sacred geometrical diagram to invoke planet Mercury (Budda) – the ruler of Buddhi (intellect). Budha is the divine personification of planet Mercury. In Hindu mythology, Budha is a Deva (demi-god) who is the son of Moon god Chandra and goddess Tara (planet Jupiter’s wife)and bestows intelligence. He is a part of Hindu system of celestial bodies – Navagraha. A strong position of Budha in horoscope awakens the mind and bestows a person with great and light-hearted personality. Mercury Yantra is contained in a Bhupur (a square with 4 T-shaped doors), the doors give access to the Yantra. Inside the Bhupur are eight petals, representing the eight elements of the world – space, air, fire, water, earth, mind, intellect, and ego. The Yantra is Blue in colour. Blue is a cold colour. It has a calming effect on the emotions, thus corresponds to the rule of Budha. The six pointed star inside the circle of petals is a combination of upward and downward pointing triangle – the union of male and female energy. This superimposition of two traingles represents a balanced geometry.