śrī Pratyaṅgirā Devi Yantra āvaraṇa Pūja
All tantra sādhanas involve the worship of the deity, through the form of a yantra (maṇḍala). The yantras are sacred geometric diagrams, that are deemed to represent the japa sādhana deity, at the very centre, covered by other deities. The deities of the coverings (āvaraṇa-s), are usually at the corners or centres, of intersecting geometric figures. The pīṭha (pedestal) and āvaraṇa puja-s are performed during the mantra japa, after the dhyāna (meditation) verse. The pūjas are for worshipping the yantra of śrī pratyaṅgirā devi, to bestow Her grace on the mantra japa and sādhana. Pīṭha represents the table or stool, upon which the yantra is placed. Usually, the yantra is placed on a red or yellow cloth.
It is very important to note, that the directions mentioned on yantras related to tantra sādhana, are not necessarily the same as their geographical equivalents. In tantra, the directions for deities, can be different from the geographical notation and it also varies by the gender of the deity. In general, For male deities, the East direction is the geophraphical South and for female deities, it’s the geographical North. For śrī vidyā related deities, the East is usually on the ...Read More