Bibliography: The Most Important Books on Sri Yantra Topic

This bibliography is short.  Some of these books are rare and scientific, others are widely spread and contain interesting and important information.  Full bibliography can be found inside the texts, or added here later.

Nicholas J. Bolton and D. Nicole G. Macleod,’The Geometry of the Sri-Yantra‘ Religion, Vol. 7,spr.,1977, p.66-85

S.K.Ramachandra Rao, Sri-Chakra: Its Yantra, Mantra and Tantra, Bangalore, 1982

Alexey P. Kulaichev, ‘Sriyantra and its Mathematical Properties’, Indian Journal of History of Science, Vol. 19/3/,1984, p.279-292

Alexey P. Kulaichev and Dina M. Ramendic, ‘Sriyantra – the Ancient Instrument to Control the Psycho-physiological State of Man’, Indian Journal of History of Science, Vol. 24/3/, 1989, pp. 137-149

Nick Douglas and Penny Slinger, The Sexual Secrets, Rochester, 1979

Madhu Khanna, Yantra: The Tantric Symbol of Cosmic Unity, London, 1979

Ajit Mookerjee and Madhu Khanna,The Tantric Way: Art, Science, Ritual. Boston, 1977

Philip Rawson, Tantra: The Indian Cult of Ecstasy, London, 1973

The Encyclopaedia of Philosophy of Eastern Philosophy and Religion: Buddhism Hinduism, Taoism, Zen. Boston and London, 1988

The Encyclopaedia of Tantra, Russian Edition, Compiler: Nugatov V., Moscow, 2001, Bibliography p.529-536, 179 titles

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Catalogue: Sri Yantra and More Difficult Star Polygons (1994-95)


There are 32 items and 3 series in the whole collection.  First series contains items from #1 to  #6.  The Second Series contains items from #7 to #18.  The Third Series contains items from #19 to  #32.

Light

1 Drops from 1 to 6 into first series

2 Rises from first to second series

3 Drops from 7 to 18 into  second series

4 Equally distributed into third series

Quality

1 Goes up from 6 to 1 into first series

2 Goes up from first to second series

3 Goes up from 18 to 7 /countdown/ into  second series

4 Goes up from 19 to 32  into third series

Difficulty

1 Descents from 1 to 6  into first series

2 Ascents from first to second series

3 Ascents from 18 to 7/countdown/ into  second series

4 Strong ascents from second to third series

5 Ascents from 19 to 32  into third series

Price

1 Only for #3 and #4 into first series

2 Items #9 and #10, and from #13 to  #18 are for selling.  Items #7,8, 11, and 12 are in private collections.

3 All items of third series are temporally, 2-3, or 5 years not for selling at all, only for information

Note. R – red colour, G – green, B – blue, Y – yellow.  Vellum – special paper for drawings, graphic paper – paper for graphical works.

First series #1-6

1 Sri-Yantra 1994

Indian ink RGB

Vellum 41.8*27.9 cm;

16 7/16*11”

Private collection

2 Sri-Yantra 1994

Indian ink RBY

Vellum 41.7*28.8 cm;

16 7/16*11 5/16”

Private collection

3 Sri-Yantra 1994

Indian ink RGY

Graphic paper  42*29.5 cm;

16 1/2*11 5/8”

/800*600 pixels/ $8,800.00

4 Sri-Yantra 1994

Indian ink RBY

Graphic paper  42*29.5 cm;

16 1/2*11 5/8”

/800*600 pixels/ $7,400.00

5  Sri-Yantra 1994

Indian ink RGY

Graphic paper  42*29.5 cm;

16 1/2*11 5/8”

Private collection

6 Sri-Yantra 1994

Indian ink RBY

Graphic paper  41*29.5 cm;

16 1/2*11 5/8”

Private collection

Second /king/ series #7-18

Note If you click on the title of Sri-Yantra you will get all detailed information about structure of design, all principal sizes and its short verbal description.

7 Sri-Yantra 1994

Indian ink RGB /black line/

Vellum 42*29.8 cm

16 1/2*11 3/4”

Private collection

8 Sri-Yantra 1994

Indian ink RBY /black line/

Vellum 42*29.8 cm

16 1/2*11 3/4”

Private collection

9 Sri-Yantra 1994

Indian ink RGY

Vellum 42*29.8 cm

16 1/2*11 3/4”

/640*480 pixels/ $32,000.00

10 Sri-Yantra 1994

Indian ink RBY

Vellum 42*29.8 cm

16 1/2*11 3/4”

/640*480 pixels/ $32,000.00

11 Sri-Yantra 1994

Indian ink RGY /green line/

Vellum 42*29.2 cm

16 1/2*11 1/2”

Private collection

12 Sri-Yantra 1994

Indian ink RBY /black line/

Vellum 42*29.2 cm

16 1/2*11 1/2”

Private collection

13 Sri-Yantra 1994

Indian ink RGYG

Vellum 42*29.2 cm

16 1/2*11 1/2”

/640*480 pixels/ $28,200.00

14 Sri-Yantra 1994

Indian ink RBYG

Vellum 42*29.2 cm

16 1/2*11 1/2”

/640*480 pixels/ $25,200.00

15 Sri-Yantra 1994

Indian ink RGYG

Vellum 42*29.2 cm

16 1/2*11 1/2”

/640*480 pixels/ $24,900.00

16  Sri-Yantra 1994

Indian ink RBYG

Vellum 42*29.2 cm

16 1/2*11 1/2”

/640*480 pixels/ $19,400.00

17 Sri-Yantra 1994

Indian ink RGY

Vellum 42*29.2 cm

16 1/2*11 1/2”

/640*480 pixels/ $18,800.00

18 Sri-Yantra 1994

Indian ink RBY

Vellum 42*29.2 cm

16 1/2*11 1/2”

/640*480 pixels/ $16,600.00

Third /wise/ series #19-32

Note. We didn’t plan to create high quality photo gallery with professional lighting.  Our main goal is to give people all detailed information about original graphical works and stimulate their distribution in the world.

From our point of view only original design made by hands and heart /not pixels!/ can care the sign of beauty.

Hope you share this opinion with us.

All items of third series are temporally,2-3, or 5 years not  for sell at all, only for information.

19

Sri-Sarvabhava-Yantra 1994 Indian ink RGY

Graphic paper 42*29.5 cm

16 1/2*11 5/8”

/192*128 pixels/

20

Sri-Sarvabhava-Yantra 1994 Indian ink RBY

Graphic paper 42*29.5 cm

16 1/2*11 5/8”

/192*128 pixels/

21

Sri-Sarvabhava-Yantra 1995 Indian ink RGYG

Vellum 42*29.8 cm

16 1/2*11 11/16”

/192*128 pixels/

22

Sri-Sarvabhava-Yantra 1995 Indian ink RGY/G/

Vellum 42*29.8 cm

16 1/2*11 11/16”

/192*128 pixels/

23

Sri-Sarvabhava-Yantra 1995 Indian ink RBY/B/

Vellum 42*29.8 cm

16 1/2*11 11/16”

/192*128 pixels/

24

Sri-Sarvabhava-Yantra 1995 Indian ink RBYB

Vellum 42*29.8 cm

16 1/2*11 11/16”

/192*128 pixels/

25

Sri-Sarvabhava-Yantra 1995 Indian ink RGY/G/

Vellum 42*29.8 cm

16 1/2*11 11/16”

/192*128 pixels/

26

Sri-Sarvabhava-Yantra 1995 Indian ink RBY/black line/

Vellum 42*29.8 cm

16 1/2*11 11/16”

/192*128 pixels/

27

Sri-Sarvabhava-Yantra 1995 Indian ink RBYB

Vellum 42*29.8 cm

16 1/2*11 11/16”

/192*128 pixels/

28

Sri-Sarvabhava-Yantra 1995 Indian ink RBY/B/

Vellum 42*29.8 cm

16 1/2*11 11/16”

/192*128 pixels/

29

Sri-Sarvabhava-Yantra 1995 Indian ink RGYG

Vellum 42*29.8 cm

16 1/2*11 11/16”

/192*128 pixels/

30

Sri-Sarvabhava-Yantra 1995 Indian ink RGY/G/

Vellum 42*29.8 cm

16 1/2*11 11/16”

/192*128 pixels/

31

Sri-Sarvabhava-Yantra 1995 Indian ink RBYB

Vellum 42*29.8 cm

16 1/2*11 11/16”

/192*128 pixels/

32

Sri-Sarvabhava-Yantra 1995 Indian ink RGY/G!/

Vellum 42*29.8 cm

16 1/2*11 11/16”

/192*128 pixels/

You know now about all these stars of third series first time in the history of humankind.  Congratulations!

On Unpublished “Sri Yantra And More Difficult Star Polygons”

Sri Yantra and More Difficult Star Polygons

This manuscript /my favourite one/ was travelled during five years in some American and British publishing houses /2000 – 2005/.  Three of them /all in the Great Britain/ I love the GB!/ were ready to print a book.  Rereading their answers I always begin to feel myself much better.  Unfortunately, the book wasn’t published due financial  problems.  These problems, I think, are eternal in my country like the beauty of my stars.

However, you can get general /and sometimes very detailed/ information about the gist of the whole situation on this site.  Maybe, in the future /closer to the middle of this millennium/  we all can see big and colourful illustrations in the same publishing houses.

A Little History On My Own Way

In 1987 I had met a colour photo of the Sri Yantra first time in my life.  Six years I searched a secret way to its construction:  how it could be drawn on a paper in mathematically irreproachable  strong manner.  An ancient algorithm had been found in summer 1993.  Of course, I tried to draw it at that time but it was unsuccessful.  Only in January 5, 1994 I had known exactly every step to this miracle.  The Sri Yantra was being existed in my heart and the colour drawing being  laid n my desk.

Two years /1994 -1995/ I created my own gathering of the star polygons’ graphical works: Sri Yantra and more difficult yantras invisible for human eyes maybe some thousands years yet.  There are 32 paper sheets into three folders and eight years of my life into one second set breath.

Maybe I had been strongly bewitched twenty years ago by beauty of the star only but now I have been every second still believing with the same impression: there is no another symbol in any culture for two past and the third commencing millennium either the most perfect symbol for the whole human being in the universe.

Despite the fact Sri Yantra 14-pointed star polygon has been known in Indian history and was represented before these days in many books concerning philosophical and religious aspect of ancient South Asian culture it is obvious that this symbol  had been used in free hand-drawing manner only.  First time in history of the Internet people can see the photos of Sri Yantra’ diagrams have been executed in clear mathematical key and existing like colourful works of graphical geometry art.

First and absolutely unique is existing of more difficult polygonal diagrams called here Sri Sarvabhava Yantra /Un-being, Out-of-being Yantra/; the 18-pointed star stars have not been known till now for universities, museums, and experts yet.

Especially it has to be underlined that people can see and discuss two variations of Sri Yantra and nine /!!/ variations of absolutely new astral polygons like part of modern mathematical word, flat geometry in particular.

Hope that sometimes the fact of existing more difficult symbols with one root will stimulate further movements in many directories of human knowledge, because the algorithm of its core can be definitely called as universal and multifunctional, transcendental and being existed in and out of time and space simultaneously.

It will be the best from my expectations if this collection of works and manuscript about their creation will help people to share opinion about eternal beauty of the stars like geometry art and discover a new look through the very old ideas.

I really often dream that many of my stars could accept home in other collections of museums, universities, libraries, and private collectors’ gatherings of people interested in the ancient Indian traditions of philosophy, culture, and art.