Shani Yantra – the sacred geometrical diagram to invoke planet Saturn (Shani).
Shani is the divine personification of planet Saturn. In Hindu mythology, Shani is a Deva (demi-god) who is the son of Sun god Surya. He punishes the wrong doers and delivers justice to the righteous. He is a part of Hindu system of celestial bodies – Navagraha. A strong position of Shani in horoscope destroys ego and brings fame in life. Shani 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 violet in colour. Violet is a cold colour. It increases resistance and acceptance. 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.