Everybody has heard of crop circles these amazing geometrical designs that appear magically in the morning and can be seen only from a plane or helicopter. Some people believe it is the work of extra-terrestrials who want to communicate with us, while others claim they are the author of these most than perfect work of Art. Crop circles usually appear on crop fields, but the Sri YantraMandala formation appeared in the desert.
Sri Yantra, which means “holy instrument”, is an ancient symbol of Hindu tantra, which is based on the Hindu philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism. The Sri Yantra is the object of devotion in Sri Vidya. It was carved very precisely into a dry-lake bed in the desert in Oregon.
Nothing was discovered on the site: no foot prints, no tires tracks and no tool marks. The lines that totalize 13.3 miles are 10 inches wide and 3 inches deep. They were carved in extremely hard compact dirt and there is nowhere the removed dirt to be found. The Sri Yantra formation appeared on August 10, 1990 and was first seen by an Air National Guard pilot.
The Sri Yantra (“holy instrument”) or Sri Chakra (“holy wheel”) is a yantra formed by nine interlocking triangles that surround and radiate out from the central (bindu) point, the junction point between the physical universe and its unmanifest source.
It represents the goddess in her form of Shri Lalita Or Tripura Sundari, “the beauty of the three worlds (Heaven, Earth, Hell)”. The worship of the Sri Chakra is central to the Shri Vidya system of Hindu worship. Four isosceles triangles with the apices upwards, representing Shiva or the Masculine. Five isosceles triangles with the apices downward, symbolizing female embodiment Shakti.
Thus the Sri Yantra also represents the union of Masculine and Feminine Divine. Because it is composed of nine triangles, it is known as the Navayoni Chakra.