38. Meru Koorma Maha Yantra
I Brass (wt approx: 1.1 Kg) - Kroom Prishtiya (Meru) Shri Yantra" is one of the oldest and most precious Yantra created by 'Aadi Guru Dattatreya' for the welfare of common man. Perhaps, the thought of conceiving Yantras for the benefit of man kind was performed during the Vedic age when metal came into being. Literally, "Kroom Prishtiya Meru Shree Yantra" means Shri Yantra which is mounted at the back of a tortoise upwards. It is also believed that the tortoise lifted the weight of the earth over its back when the Gods and Rakshasas vied with each other to churn the mightly ocean to get Amritha (elixir) that could make man live without death.
It is also believed that the "Koorma Proshtiya Shree Yantra" was used by the learned Brahmin community of coastal area in Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu and in Kerala in the seventh or eighth century. The Shree Yantra mounted over the back of the tortoise looks similar to the dome of any temple. It also depicts one of the fundamentals of 'Vaastu Kala' which says that any residential house, palace or temple must be mounted at the centre to the top, so that the person residing in it should get more and more energy radiation and solar reflections from the cosmic universe or Brahmanda (world) to be more healthy, wealthy and wise. It can be placed either at the foundation of a house, temple or at the strong room, locker or cashbox etc.,
In all, it is a rare, Spiritual Antique which helps to reduce all possible doshas. This is by itself an "art piece" and looks very beautiful and impressive. A must for every home or office. In Hospitals, this would increase the healing rate.