Manifest form of Shiva

Tantra, Mantra, and Yantra are the manifest form of Shiva. The goal of the Tantra, Mantra, and Yantra of Sri Vidya is to learn about the Sri Vidya tradition and see it as the development of Shakti, our inherent power that is at the core of who we are and holds the key to our success both here on earth and in heaven.

Mantra, or sacred sound, and yantra, or sacred geometry, are the two primary components of Sri Vidya practice, also known as tantra, a worship technique or framework. A straightforward definition of tantra is the practice of achieving worship goals through the use of mantra and yantra. In contrast to the mantra, which is the use of sound energy to attain oneness with the Divine, a yantra is a geometric drawing that is used as a tool to reach the Divine.

Tibetan tantra:

Nepal has a long history of tarot. Tarot was extremely powerful and popular in Nepal. Numerous pieces of Nepali art, including paintings, sculptures, and woodwork, have been influenced by tantrism. Numerous armed and multiheaded deities and other symbolic manifestations are the product of tantric philosophy and practice. Tantrism is said to have been introduced to Nepal as early as the seventh century, concurrently with the spread of Vajrayana Buddhism. Thus, Tantra is the manifest form of Shiva.

The general public is unaware of Tantra’s age. There are hints of it in India’s oldest literature. Thus, The earliest surviving Buddhist texts date back to approximately 600 A.D., despite the fact that Hindu and Buddhist scriptures contain many elements of Tantra.

Tanism is very popular and robust in Nepal. This mystical and esoteric belief in ritual is linked to Buddhism and Hinduism. Buddhism’s Vajrayana sect practiced it as the thunderbolt’s vehicle. The cult made its way to Nepal from the Vajrayana centers in Bihar.

The teachings of tantrism, which are still very much alive in Nepal, have had a significant impact on a lot of the art that the country produces. It is not an open sect like other strands of Buddhism. Thus, Symbolic representations of the Tarntric doctrine, which gained a stronghold in both Hinduism and Buddhism, are depicted in many paintings and sculptures in the form of many-armed and many-headed deities.

Mantra: The Sanskrit word man, which means “to think,” is the root of the word mantra. Similarly, Mantras, according to scholars, were first used before 1000 BC. By the middle Vedic period (1000 BC to 500 BC), Frits Staal mantras in Hinduism were said to have developed into a hybrid of art and science.


Yantra literally means “support” and “instrument.” As Yantra is the manifest form of Shiva.  A powerful instrument for meditation, contemplation, and concentration is a yantra, a geometric design. Similarly, The fact that higher states of consciousness are the focus of a particular meaning is the spiritual significance of yantra.

 Hareram Mantra

हरे राम हरे राम, राम राम हरे हरे
हरे कृष्ण हरे कृष्ण, कृष्ण कृष्ण हरे हरेhre raam hre raam,raam raam hre hrehre krisn hre krisn,krisn krisn hre hre
ॐ मणि पदमे हुं – Om Mani Padme Hum

This mantra is said to purify the mind, calm fears, and cultivate inner wisdom. Use the Om Mani Padme Hum mantra when you need clarity, calm, or a dose of intentional self-compassion.

Gayatri/Maha Mritunjaya

ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः
भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि
धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात् ॥
Om Bhuur-Bhuvah Svah
Bhargo Devasya Dhiimahi
Dhiyo Yo Nah Pracodayaat


1: Om, Pervading the Bhu Loka (Earth, Consciousness of the Physical Plane), Bhuvar Loka (Antariksha, The Intermediate Space, Consciousness of Prana) and Swar Loka (Sky, Heaven, Consciousness of the Divine Mind),
2: That Savitur (Savitri, Divine Essence of the Sun) which is the most Adorable,
3: I Meditate on that Divine Effulgence,
4: May that Awaken our Intelligence (Spiritual Consciousness).

ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे
सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम् ।
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान्
मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात् ॥
Om Try-Ambakam Yajaamahe
Sugandhim Pusstti-Vardhanam
Urvaarukam-Iva Bandhanaan
Mrtyor-Mukssiiya Maa-[A]mrtaat


1: Om, We Worship the Tryambaka (the Three-Eyed One),
2: Who is Fragrant (as the Spiritual Essence), Increasing the Nourishment(of our Spiritual Core);
3: From these many Bondages (of Samsara) similar to Cucumbers (tied to their Creepers),
4: May I be Liberated from Death (Attachment to Perishable Things), So that I am not separated from the perception of Immortality (Immortal Essence pervading everywhere).

ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदं पूर्णात्पूर्णमुदच्यते
पूर्णस्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते:
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः
Om Puurnnam-Adah Puurnnam-Idam Puurnnaat-Puurnnam-Udacyate
Puurnnasya Puurnnam-Aadaaya Puurnnam-Eva-Avashissyate
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih


1: Om, That (Outer World) is Purna (Full with Divine Consciousness); This (Inner World) is also Purna (Full with Divine Consciousness); From Purna is manifested Purna (From the Fullness of Divine Consciousness the World is manifested),
2: Taking Purna from Purna, Purna indeed remains (Because Divine Consciousness is Non-Dual and Infinite),
3: Om, Peace, Peace, Peace.

ॐ सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः
सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः
सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु
मा कश्चिद्दुःखभाग्भवेत्
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः
Om Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah
Sarve Santu Niraamayaah
Sarve Bhadraanni Pashyantu
Maa Kashcid-Duhkha-Bhaag-Bhavet
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih


1: Om, May All be Happy,
2: May All be Free from Illness.
3: May All See what is Auspicious,
4: May no one Suffer.
5: Om Peace, Peace, Peace.

ॐ सर्वेषां स्वस्तिर्भवतु ।
सर्वेषां शान्तिर्भवतु :
सर्वेषां पूर्णंभवतु ।
सर्वेषां मङ्गलंभवतु :
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः
Om Sarveshaam Svastir-Bhavatu
Sarveshaam Shaantir-Bhavatu, Sarveshaam Puurnnam-Bhavatu, Sarveshaam Manggalam-Bhavatu
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih


1: May there be Well-Being in All,
2: May there be Peace in All,
3: May there be Fulfilment in All,
4: May there be Auspiciousness in All,
5: Om Peace, Peace, Peace.

ॐ भद्रं कर्णेभिः शृणुयाम देवाः
भद्रं पश्येमाक्षभिर्यजत्राः
स्थिरैरङ्गैस्तुष्टुवाग्‍ सस्तनूभिः
व्यशेम देवहितं यदायुः
Om Bhadram Karnnebhih Shrnnuyaama Devaah
Bhadram Pashyema-Akssabhir-Yajatraah
Vyashema Deva-Hitam Yad-Aayuh


1: O Devas, May we Hear with our Ears what is Auspicious,
2: O (Devas who are) Worthy of Worship, May we See with our Eyes what is Auspicious,
3: With (Sense) Organs Steady and Body Praying (due to Hearing and Seeing the Auspicious)
4: May we Attain (i.e. Spend) the Lifespan allotted by the Devas (thus finding fulfillment in our lives).

ॐ शं नो मित्रः शं वरुणः ।
शं नो भवत्वर्यमा ।
शं नो इन्द्रो बृहस्पतिः ।
शं नो विष्णुरुरुक्रमः ।
Om Sham No Mitrah Sham Varunnah
Sham No Bhavatv[u]-Aryamaa
Also Sham No Indro Brhaspatih
Sham No Vissnnur-Urukramah


1: Om,May Mitra be Propitious towards Us;May Varuna be Propitious (towards Us),
2: May Aryaman be Propitious towards Us,
3: May Indra and Brihaspati be Propitious towards Us,
4: May Vishnu who makes Wide Strides be Propitious towards Us,

ॐ वाङ् मे मनसि प्रतिष्ठिता ।
मनो मे वाचि प्रतिष्ठितम् ।
आविराविर्म एधि ।
वेदस्य म आणीस्थः ।
श्रुतं मे मा प्रहासीः ।
अनेनाधीतेनाहोरात्रान्सन्दधामि ।
Mano Me Vaaci Pratisstthitam
Aavir-Aavir-Ma Edhi
Vedasya Ma Aanniisthah
Shrutam Me Maa Prahaasiih


1: Om, My Speech is Established in Mind (i.e. My Speech which will recite the Vedas is concentrated on my Mind which will hear the Vedas),
2: My Mind is Established in Speech (i.e. My Mind which will hear the Vedas is concentrated on the Speech of the Preceptor),
3: Manifest, Manifest, may you be,
4: (The Truths) of the Vedas embedded,
5: (The words of the Vedas) heard by me may not leave me,
6: (But) By this, By what has been studied, I will join Days and Nights (i.e. I will reflect upon them over days and nights),

स्वस्ति न इन्द्रो वृद्धश्रवाः ।
स्वस्ति नः पूषा विश्ववेदाः ।
स्वस्ति नस्तार्क्ष्यो अरिष्टनेमिः ।
स्वस्ति नो वृहस्पतिर्दधातु ॥
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
Svasti Na Indro Vrddha-Shravaah
Svasti Nah Puussaa Vishva-Vedaah, Svasti Nas-Taarkssyo Arisstta-Nemih, Svasti No Vrhaspatir-Dadhaatu
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih


5: May Indra whose Glory is Great, bestow Well-Being on Us,
6: May Pushan who is All-Knowing, bestow Well-Being on Us,
7: May Tarkshaya who is a Circle of Protection, bestow Well-Being on Us,
8: May Brihaspati (also) bestow Well-Being on Us,
9: Om, Peace, Peace, Peace.

ॐ असतो मा सद्गमय ।
तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय ।
मृत्योर्मा अमृतं गमय ।
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
Om Asato Maa Sad-Gamaya
Tamaso Maa Jyotir-Gamaya
Mrtyor-Maa Amrtam Gamaya
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih


1: Om, (O Lord) Keep me not in (the Phenomenal World of) Unreality, but make me go towards the Reality (of Eternal Self),
2: Keep me not in (the Ignorant State of) Darkness, but make me go towards the Light (of Spiritual Knowledge),
3: Keep me not in (the World of) Mortality, but make me go towards the World of Immortality (of Self-Realization),
4: Om, Peace, Peace, Peace.

सत्यं बृहदृतमुग्रं दीक्षा तपो ब्रह्म यज्ञः पृथिवीं धारयन्ति ।
सा नो भूतस्य भव्यस्य पत्न्युरुं लोकं पृथिवी नः कृणोतु ॥१॥
Satyam Brhad-Rtam-Ugram Diikssaa Tapo Brahma Yajnyah Prthiviim Dhaarayanti
Saa No Bhuutasya Bhavayasya Patny[i]-Urum Lokam Prthivii Nah Krnnotu


1: (Salutations to Mother Earth) The Truth (Satyam), the Cosmic Divine Law (Ritam), the Spiritual Passion manifested in Mighty Initiations, Penances and self dedications to the search of Brahman (by the sages); these have sustained the Mother Earth for ages (Who in turn have supported these in Her Bosom),
2: She, Who is to us the Consort of the Past and the Future (being its witness), May She expand our inner life in this World towards the Cosmic Life (through Her Purity and Vastness).

ॐ द्यौः शान्तिरन्तरिक्षं शान्तिः
पृथिवी शान्तिरापः शान्तिरोषधयः शान्तिः ।
वनस्पतयः शान्तिर्विश्वेदेवाः शान्तिर्ब्रह्म शान्तिः
सर्वं शान्तिः शान्तिरेव शान्तिः सा मा शान्तिरेधि ॥
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
Om Dyauh Shaantir-Antarikssam Shaantih
Prthivii Shaantir-Aapah Shaantir-Ossadhayah Shaantih
Vanaspatayah Shaantir-Vishvedevaah Shaantir-Brahma Shaantih
Sarvam Shaantih Shaantir-Eva Shaantih Saa Maa Shaantir-Edhi
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih


1: Om, Peace is in Sky; Peace is in Space (between Earth and Sky);
2: Peace is in Earth; Peace is in Water; Peace is in Plants;
3: Peace is in Trees; Peace is in Gods (presiding over the various elements of Nature); Peace is in Brahman (Absolute Consciousness);
4: Peace is pervading everywhere; Peace alone (which is outside) is in Peace (which is inside); May you be (established in) that Peace (and make your life fulfilled);
5: Om, Peace, Peace, Peace.

अम्भस्यपारे भुवनस्य मध्ये नाकस्य पृष्ठे महतो महीयान् ।
शुक्रेण ज्योतीँषि समनुप्रविष्टः प्रजापतिश्चरति गर्भे अन्तः ॥
Ambhasya-Paare Bhuvanasya Madhye Naakasya Prsstthe Mahato Mahiiyaan |
Shukrenna Jyotii[ngu]mssi Samanupravissttah Prajaapatish-Carati Garbhe Antah ||

(Looking at the vast Nature and feeling the Lord behind it)
1: Beyond the other end of the Waters of this endless Ocean (Ambhasya Pare) (is the Great Lord);
Who has extended Himself within this mighty Earth (Bhubanasya Madhye);
And has gone beyond the infinite Sky (Nakasya Pristhe);
He is greater than the Great (and Consciousness Infinite),
2: By the Seed of the Light of Consciousness,
He has entered within the Creation as Prajapati (Creator);
And (as if) wandering and playing within its Womb;
He is playing within the Cosmic Womb of Creation.
आपो हि ष्ठा मयोभुवस्था न ऊर्जे दधातन ।
महे रणाथ चक्षसे
Aapo Hi Sstthaa Mayo-Bhuvasthaa Na Uurje Dadhaatana |
Mahe Rannaatha Cakssase
1: O Water, because of your presence, the Atmosphere is so refreshing, and imparts us with vigor and strength.
2: We revere you who gladdens us by your Pure essence.


Yantra literally means “support” and “instrument.” As Yantra is also the manifest form of Shiva. A powerful instrument for meditation or yoga, contemplation, and concentration is a yantra, a geometric design. Similarly, The fact that higher states of consciousness are the focus of a particular meaning is the spiritual significance of yantra.

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Kapil is been working for 7 years in the tourism industry as a professional tour guide. He is a resource person of Nepalese society and politics with culture and tourism under Tribhuvan University for 8 years.
Kapil has also published a tourism-related book titled “Nepalese society and politics with culture and tourism” from Buddha Publication. He has been completed his master’s degree in different social subjects such as Population Studies, Political Science, Educational Planning and Management, and sociology.

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