Vishnu Granthi Yantra – the sacred geometrical diagram to untie the psychic knots related to the bondage with emotional attachment – the obstacles to spiritual enlightment.
Granthi is a knot. These are the knotted areas in subtle body which blocks the flow of prana or life energy in the body. The prana in the subtle body rises throught the central psychic channel called as Sushmana nadi. The Granthis block the energy to rise up the Sushmana nadi, thereby hindering a Yogi to move toward spiritual enlightenment and liberation. These knots keep a person entangled in the materialistic world of desire. There are three knots – Brahma Granthi, Vishnu Granthi and Rudra Granthi. Vishnu Granthi is governed by Anahata (heart) chakra and Vishuddha (throat) chakra. This granthi causes ego and desire of acquiring materialistic possession in a person. Yoga helps in untying this knots and transcending above the feeling of ego, possessiveness and selfishness. The granthis are untied with the help of various asanas (yoga poses) and pranayam. The Vishnu Granthi yantra is depicted here with a Yogi with the animal symbols related to Anahata and Vishudda Chakra – antelope and white elephant.