This page describes the basic characteristics that describe
the Sri Yantra geometry.
The Sri Yantra is composed of nine interlocking
triangles. Four triangles pointing up (U1, U2, U3, U4) and
five triangles pointing down (D1, D2, D3, D4, D5). Only triangles
(U3, D3, D4) are completely enclosed by another triangle.
The two biggest triangles touch the outer cirlce on
all three points.
Except for the two biggest triangles, all apexes touch
the base of another triangle.
There are 33 intersections resulting from three lines
meeting at a point.
Note: Some configurations can have 4 additional such
intersections (U4 and D5 corners touch the outside circle) for a total of
There are 24 intersections resulting from two lines
A total of 43 triangles are created from the overlapping
of the nine original triangles.
The bindu point is located at the geometric center
of the innermost triangle.