Shri Yantra Mandir, Amarkantak - Timings, History, Darshan, Pooja Timings

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Distance (From Amarkantak Bus Stand): 3 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 3 km from Amarkantak Bus Stand, Shri Yantra Mandir is a sacred temple located in Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the popular places to visit during the Amarkantak holiday packages.

The construction of the Shri Yantra Temple started in 1991 and is expected to be completed within seven-eight years. The construction work of this is done only in Guru Pushya Nakshatra. According to astrology, Guru Pushya is most auspicious for the formation of Nakshatra. The temple is being constructed by Mahamandaleshwar Atal Peethadheeshwar Swami Sukhdevanand. The construction has been done as per the architectural guidelines stipulated by the renowned sage Agasthya.

The temple itself is built as a 3D projection of the Sri Yantra / Sri Chakra which forms the core of the Sri Vidya worship in Hinduism. This branch worships the divine power of Goddess Tripura Sundari or the empress beauty of the three worlds. In essence, it is a geometric representation of the concept of power. Complex mathematical calculations, complicated architectural style, and use of the precise measurements have ensured that the temple structure is one of the most unique buildings to be ever built anywhere on the globe.

The temple is constructed on an elevated square platform measuring 90,000 sq. feet and is structured in the form of a mandal of uniform length, breadth, and height, each measuring 52 feet. The most prominent feature of this temple is the huge sculpture with 4 heads at the entrance which represent the faces of Goddess Laxmi, Saraswati, Kali, and Bhuvaneshwari. Beneath them are finely sculpted figures of 64 yoginis along with the sculptures of Lord Ganesha & Kartikeya. The sanctum sanctorum houses a 62-inch-tall statue of Mother Tripura Sundari made of ashtadhatu, an alloy of eight metals.

Timings: 8 AM - 5 PM

Entry: Free