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Just like Mantras, the Yantras are also very powerful devices which when used properly are capable of reducing most of the defects found in Indian astrology and at the same time Yantras can bring good luck and enhance positive yogas present in a horoscope. The literal translation for the world Yantra is Device and just as the name indicates, a Yantra is used to get specific benefits from a planet, a God or Goddess and at the same time a Yantra is also used to reduce the negative effects of a specific planet in a horoscope. A Yantra just like a Mantra can be used to get benefit from a positive planet as well as a negative planet unlike gemstones which can be and should be used to get benefits only from the planets which are working positively in a horoscope. For example, if the Sun is working positively in a horoscope and the native wants some benefits which can be obtained by strengthening the Sun, the best remedy for the native is to wear a Ruby of suitable weight which strengthens the Sun in his horoscope and accordingly the native starts getting the benefits by virtue of this gain of strength by the Sun. But if the Sun is working negatively in a horoscope and is making some defect which is causing losses and problems for the native on various fronts and the native wants relief from these problems, a Ruby which is the gemstone for the Sun should not be worn by the native in this case as wearing the gemstone for the Sun will strengthen the Sun in his horoscope without reducing the negativity of the Sun which will result in stronger and more negative Sun and accordingly the native will start suffering more instead of getting some relief.
The Mantra for the Sun and the Yantra for the Sun is the ideal remedy in this case as both Mantra and Yantra work best to reduce the negativity of a planet as well as get benefits from such negative planet. Between the Mantra and the Yantra, Mantra is a technique which is comparatively very difficult to practice and needs much discipline and regularity whereas the Yantra is a device which is comparatively easy to use just like a gemstone and thus it can be used conveniently by most of the people who want to reduce the negative effects of a planet or a defect present in their horoscope. It should be noted here that just like gemstones, both Mantra and Yantra can also be used to strengthen the positive planets also, and a native can use them to get benefits from positive planets also but gemstones are the quickest in producing results and at the same time they are the easiest to practice among all the three techniques, so the gemstones should be used to get benefits from positive planets. Yantras on the other hand require some regular effort from the native to work and Mantras require constant and disciplined effort from the native, to work properly. So the use of Yantras and Mantras should be implemented in case of negative planets where the use of gemstones becomes prohibited. Going ahead, as Yantras require lesser regular attention, effort and discipline from the native, thus they have become a preferred method to deal with the negative planets and defects present in a horoscope and as a result many astrologers are prescribing Yantras to treat negative planets instead of Mantras and Poojas which require more discipline and the poojas are far more costlier than the Yantras. So the Yantras have become the preferred remedy for treating negative planets of a horoscope and hence they are being used by a large number of natives as per the advice of their astrologers.
Moving ahead, let’s now have a look at the technique through which the Yantras work. A Yantra typically contains mystic shapes, numbers and Mantras and it absorbs and emits specific energy radiations depending upon the shapes, numbers and Mantras that it contains. It should be noted here a Yantra should be properly purified, energized, programmed and activated to work properly otherwise it is just a piece of metal which is not capable of producing any significant results. For example, we all know that a candle can provide us with light in a dark night but the candle needs to be activated with external fire coming from a Match stick or a lighter, in order to give us light. Likewise, the Sim card of a cell phone will not work on its own until it is activated and programmed by the service provider to some specific number. A piece of iron cannot act as a magnet until it is energized by passing electric current through it and likewise there are countless other examples for this theory which shows that we can get specific benefits by energizing, activating and programming some devices in a specific way and this is how your common Navagraha Yantra, Sri Yantra, Ganesh Yantra or any other Yantra works. It is first purified and then energized, programmed and activated with the help of certain specific techniques which involve the use of Mantras and poojas, and then only it becomes ready to produce the results which we are seeking from it.
Looking further deep into these four steps which a Yantra needs to go through in order to work properly, purification is the process through which any negative energy associated with the Yantra is removed with the help of Mantras and some other rituals, then the Yantra is energized with a specific count of chant of Mantras and some other rituals and then in the third step the Mantra is programmed to provide specific benefits to some specific person whose name is included in this process and finally the Yantra is activated to start doing its operations and then it is handed over to the person for whom it has been programmed. So the purification means getting rid of any negative energy or vibrations, Energizing means charging the Yantra with sufficient amount of specific energy so that it may work properly, programming means to prepare the Yantra to work for some specific benefit of a specific person and activation means finally activating it for carrying out the operations which have been programmed in it. Hence all these steps are important for a Yantra to work properly and only a Yantra which has been properly purified, energized, programmed and activated is capable of producing positive or desired results.
Once you get this purified, energized, programmed and activated Yantra, then the next step is to put it in a specific place of your house as prescribed by your astrologer. A Yantra can also be recommended to be always kept with you for getting some specific benefits. In this case, your astrologer will direct you to keep your Yantra in your pocket or inside any piece of clothing so that it is near you and with you all the time. Then there may be certain specific but simple instructions that your astrologer may pass on to you which you need to follow on regular basis in order to keep your Yantra working optimally. Following all the procedures ensures the best possible results from your Yantra and accordingly you can witness maximum benefits from your Yantra.
Let’s now look at the actual working technique of a Yantra and see as to what does a Yantra do once it has been established in your house or in your pocket. A Yantra typically radiates positive energy for its corresponding planet which mixes with the energy of that planet already present in your aura and makes it better. For example, if the Sun is working positively in a horoscope, a Sun Yantra will radiate positive energy of the Sun which mixes with the energy of the Sun already present in the Aura of the person for whom the Sun Yantra has been programmed and thus there is an increase in the positive energy of the Sun in the Aura as well as the horoscope of this native which brings good results for the native. On the other hand, if the Sun is working negatively in a horoscope, a Sun Yantra will again radiate positive energy of the Sun which will mix with the negative energy of the Sun which is already present in the Aura of the person for whom the Yantra has been programmed and this continuous flow and mixing of Sun’s energy will lessen the negativity of the solar energy already present in the Aura as well as the horoscope of the native and accordingly a less negative Sun will be creating far lesser problems for the native. Hence a Yantra can be used effectively to reduce the negativity of a planet which is causing problems to the native.