According to the Hindu faith, Hanuman is a provider of courage, hope, knowledge, intellect and devotion. "This Hanuman yantra is tantric, therefore should be worshipped according to tantric methods in all kinds of tantric acts. If properly worshipped, lord Hanuman fulfills all kinds of desires for his devotees. It is said he is immediately pleased when he is worshipped on this yantra using sindoor powder, meat and wine," explains Dr. Sneh Gangal as she paints the yantra with natural stone colors on ivory paper. The painting is mounted on lined card paper.
Dr. Gangal is inspired by the yantras in Mantra Mahodathi by Dr. Sudhakar Malvaya. A yantra, according to Indian metaphysics, is a geometric representation of energy. According to Hindu Tantras, a mantra is regarded as the ray of consciousness that a yantra represents figuratively. Indian truth-seekers believe that everything in this world represents the abstract energies of a deity, hence every visual phenomenon is a form of yantra. Each yantra has a distinctive pattern that cannot be changed, but which Dr. Gangal embellishes in her own creative way.