"Koorm Pristhiya (Meru) Shri Yantra" is one of the
oldest, rare and precious Yantra created by 'Aadi
Guru Dattatreya' for the welfare common man.
Perhaps, the thought of conceiving Yantras for the
benefit of mankind was formed during the Vedic age
when metal came into being. Literally, "Koorm
Prishthiya Meru Shree Yantra" means Shree Yantras
which is mounted at the back of tortoise upwards.
It is also believed that the tortoise lifted
weight of the earth over its back.
Shree Yantra designed over the back of Koorm or
tortoise has eight petals as in the case of the
original Shree Yantra where the flower Lotus or
Kamal has eight groups with sixty four Lotus dal.
It is also seen that most of the designs of
Yantras are based on the growing Lotus flower.
Here the question arises as to why Guru Dattatreya
chose only the Lotus flower as the base of
Yantras. The reason is, Lotus is the only holy
flower which originate from the navel (Nabhi) of
Lord Vishnu. Where the God of knowledge and
creator of Veda i.e 'Lord Brahma' is also believed
to be seated. Guru Dattatreya is said to be the
representative of the United Trinity' i.e. Lord
Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Mahesha. Therefore,
the force which pushes man to worship the Yantras
lies in the strong belief that these Yantras are
created by this "Trinity themselves who are the
creator, preserver and destroyer of the world
respectively, who also control the Sun, the Moon,
Planets and hence, the whole universe itself.
Meru Yantra, like Shri Yantras, has Bindu(Point),
Trikona (Tringle), Ashtakona, Samghar Chakra
(destroying wheel), Sthithi Chakra (Preserving
wheel), Chaturdahkona, Ashtdal Kamal (Group of
Eight Lotus), Shodash dal Kamal(Group of 16
Lotus), Teen Vrit (Three Crcles), Bhupur (first
square), Sampoorna Srishti Chakra (whole system of
uiverse and surrounded by Ridhi-Sidhi(prosperity
and fame) gates in four directions of Yantra.
It is also believed that the 'Koorma Prishthiya
Shree Yantra' was vividly used by the learned
Brahmin community of coastal area in Rames-hwaram,
Kerla in Seventh or Eighth Century. The Shree
Yantra designed on the mount over the back of a
tortoise looks similar to the dome of any temple
which is slightly mounted. It also depicts one of
the fundamental of "Vastu Kala" which says that
any residential house, palace or temple must be
mounted at the centre to the top, so that the
personresiding in it should get more and more
energy radiation & solar reflections from the
cosmic universe or Brahmanda to be more healthy,
wealthy and wise.
The Koorm Prishthiya Shri Yantra is worshiped
similarly as Shri Yantra has another importance.
This Yantra is explained as the tortoise in itself
is a very powerful and protected living being and
can live in water and land simultaneously, but
does not harm any body and is anon-violent
creature. Natural has protected the delicacy of
tortoise by providing it with a strong cover or
jacket which is harmproof and protects him in the
ups and downs of life.
Now a day, this Yantra is Mounted in ASHTA-DHATU.
It can be had in different sizes as Small, Medium
and Large. It can be placed either at the
foundation of a house, temple or at the strong
room, locker and cashbox etc.
In all, it is a rare, spiritual antique which
helps to lessen the ill fortune and rotten fate.
We provide Yantras that are Energized (Pran
Pratishta) by learned Purohits, by reciting the
Vedic mantra of the particular Devi or Deva along
with the Homa done. We provide with the Yantra the
complete mantras and methodology for worshipping