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Story of Sri Yantra

Sri Yantra is one of the most popular Yantras and it symbolically represents Mother Goddess Shakti. The story of the greatness of Sri Yantra is associated with Adi Shankaracharya and Shiva.

As per Hindu scriptures, once Adi Shankaracharya did penance on the Kailash. He performed various austerities and this pleased Shiva.
Shiva then appeared before Adi Shankara and granted him a boon. The holy saint did not wish anything for himself. Instead he asked for a permanent solution for finding peace and prosperity in the world.
Shiva then narrated about the greatness of Sri Yantra. He said that Mother Goddess resides in the Sri Yantra and therefore proper worship of it helps in attaining peace, prosperity and liberation.

Teachings from the Gita

The Self is unmanifested, beyond all thought and beyond all change; knowing this, you should not grieve.

Death is inevitable for the living; birth is inevitable for the dead. Since these are unavoidable, you should not grieve.
Just as a reservoir is of little use to people when the country is flooded all around, so the scriptures are of little use to the illumined man or woman, who sees the Lord everywhere.
They live in wisdom who see themselves in all and all in them, whose love for the Lord of Love has consumed every selfish desire and sense craving tormenting the heart. Bhagavad Gita