What is the Sri Yantra? Why is it so difficult to draw?
Sri Yantra Mandala has been the most difficult geometric pattern I have drawn. If you have ever attempted to draw this figure you already know that it is a lot more difficult to draw than you might have thought at first. The reason for this is mainly because the triangles are interconnected. If you move one, you need to move all the others so that they will intersect properly.
When looking at the figure we notice that there is a high degree of interconnectedness between the nine triangles.
This the main reason why it is so difficult to draw. This means that every triangle is connected to one or more of the other triangles via common points. Changing the location of one of the triangle usually requires changing the size and position of many other triangles.
On my picture -It took 5 hours for me to draw it :) -it shows where the triple intersection points are located. These are the points that lock together the triangles. You can't move one without also moving the others.
Notice also that the two biggest triangles are touching the outside circle on three points and that the apex of every triangle is connected to the base of another triangle.
As with everything else there is a tendency to simplify and/or distort things , so that over time knowledge gets eroded. In the case of the Sri Yantra this has led to what some call the "false Sri Yantra".
It's a version that is so far from the original figure that it is missing some of the most basic characteristic of a Sri Yantra. An example of such a false Sri Yantra is shown here.
Here we see that the apex of most triangle is not connected with the base of another triangle as indicated by the red arrows. This reduces greatly the difficulty of drawing the figure and leads to something that looks like a Sri Yantra but isn't.
So when you decide to buy a Sri Yantra Painting, or a Meru witch is the dimensional form of Sri Chakra , pay attention to these details.
Love and Peace,
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.