I tried to draw Shri Jantra in Auto Cad. But have
problems, with inner interlocking triangles.
The TM bija mantras came from Guru Dev, who was a
member of the Dasanami Order of the Saraswati Dandi
sannyasins, founded by the Adi Shankara. Guru Dev's
teacher was Swami Krishnanada Saraswati of Uttar
The Dandi sannyasins of the Saraswati Order in the
Shankaracharya tradition are termed Gyan Yogis,
and thay all worship the Goddess of Knowledge and
Learning, Sri Saraswati.
She is enthroned at the Sringeri Matha in Karnataka,
South India, founded by the Adi Shankara in the ninth
century AD. At Sringeri Shankara placed the image of
Saraswati, which he had brought from Kashmere.
She is seated in a meditative posture and depicted as
having four arms. In each hand respectivly she holds
the Book of Knowledge (Yajur Veda), the Mala,
symbolizing deep meditation, a pot, and a vina.
All of the Saraswati dasanamis are adherents of the
Sri Vidya sect and they follow the teachings contained
in the Saunadryalahari which was composed by the
Adi Shankara, containing the fifteen bija mantras.
According to Vedanta, Saraswati is considered to be
the feminine energy, or Adi Shakti of Brahman. Sri
Vidya, that is, Auspicious Knowledge. In Advaita
Vedanta, Sri Vidya is considered the symbol of the
In addition to twice daily meditation on the bija mantra
of Saraswati, the dasnamis of the Saraswati Order,
perform the Saraswati Puja on the 5th day of Magha
month, known as Basant Panchami.