TRADITIONAL USE AND DESCRIPTION
This instrument displays the relationship of the Sun,
planets, and stars to the horizon of the observer.
The Digansha Yantra consists of two concentric ring walls
with a central post. The ring walls represent the viewer's horizon.
Wires running north--south and east--west cross over the central
post. The shadow of the crosswires falls within the ring walls,
and the bar connected to the central post is moved until it intersects
the shadow. Where the the bar crosses the marking surfaces on
the ring wall indicates the azimuth of the Sun.
VEDIC INFLUENCE--THE VIEW OF MAHARISHI VEDIC SCIENCESM
There is a compass in the brain which enables us to find our
way, which then enables the different senses to find their way
and align with their objects. The nervous system responds to
direction and orientation by specific firing patterns, mainly
in the thalamus. These patterns influence one's sense of orientation
and physiological functions.2 Observing
this yantra is said to regulate and balance the firing patterns
in the brain physiology in such a way that all physiological
functions operate optimally. This functioning is very important
for prevention and cure of imbalance.
An angular distance measured on the horizon from either the north
or the south and then moving clockwise.
2 A 40-minute
taped presentation on the firing mechanism and orientation in
the brain has been made by Dr. Tony Nader.