SRI YANTRA 09, 1994
10 points of touch in kernel
14+10+10+8=42 colour triangles in kernel
Diameter of kernel 10.9 cm; 4 5/16’’
Diameter of mandala min 15.5 cm; 6 1/8’’; max 19.8 cm; 7 13/16’’
Diagonal of defence square 27.4 cm; 10 3/4’’
Side of defence square max 24.7 cm; 9 11/16’’
The whole collection 1994-95 Sri Yantra and More Difficult Star Polygons consists of 32 items. Some of them are in the private collections, some of them aren’t for sale at all. Every item is covered by half-transparent protective paper fixed back right side by small drops of glue, it flips easily and/or can be promptly removed.
This is the one of the best stars in my collection, her lines in central kernel have width of only 1/4th of mm (0.25 mm), it was definitely a challenge, and there was a great joy when I achieved the goal. All places where three lines are crossing each other have mathematical solutions and beauty. I was so brave at that moment that I have put principal chakras into double circumference, thin (inner) and thick (outer, for contrast) one.
This star has another notable feature — she is absolutely strong in mathematical gist. Sometimes I like complex Bhupura drawing (double svastika), sometimes I like to draw it simple (four gates by sides), and I think it’s a kind of eastern simpleness people can search the whole life, and not everyone can say in the end it has been found.
Concentration during work can be so wonderful, I think the ink turns into blood, it’s shining when you work, it’s becoming firm and strong after, and it bears blood and breath of those happy days forever. Movements of drawing tools must be strong, gentle, soft and exact in the same time. It can make person happy. And made, at least one.
The story of discovery of the ancient mathematical algorithm and my bragging, its perfection in two variations (easy – 6 points of touch and more complex – 10 points of touch) of Sri Yantra and nine /!!!/ variations of more difficult star polygons, Sri Sarvabhava Yantra (part of them at least) can be seen here this month, 2012.