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**#42 Correspondences between the Sri Yantra and the
seven Type B polygons of the inner Tree of Life**

In the 2-dimensional Sri Yantra, 240 points (corners of triangles), lines (sides) & triangles surround the central point, or bindu (see Table 4 of Article 35). Compare this with the separate root edge and the seven regular polygons of the inner Tree of Life when they are Type B. The former consists of one straight line and the latter comprise 240 straight lines as sides of their 144 triangles. The root edge is the source of these polygons, just as the bindu point symbolizing the Unmanifest is the source of divine Creation represented by the triangles of the Sri Yantra.

When its 43 triangles are tetractyses, the 3-dimensional Sri Yantra contains 384 yods other than
the corners of the central triangle, which symbolize the trimÃ»rti of Shiva, Brahma & Vishnu. They consist of
the 336 yods lining the sides of the 42 triangles that surround the central one (**168** red yods
& **168** blue yods in each half) and **48** black yods that are either
hexagonal yods on the sides of the central triangle or hexagonal yods at the centres of the 42 triangles
surrounding it. Compare this with the geometrical composition of the seven Type B regular polygons. The hexagon has
**48** lines & triangles and the other polygons have 336 lines & triangles
(**168** lines & triangles in the triangle, octagon & decagon and
**168** lines & triangles in the square, pentagon & dodecagon). The counterpart of the
384 yods in the seven Type B polygons are their 384 lines & triangles. The six sides of the hexagon correspond
to the six hexagonal yods on the sides of the central triangle and the 42 other sides & triangles in the
hexagon correspond to the hexagonal yods that are the centres of the 42 tetractyses surrounding the central
one.

The **48**:**168**:**168** pattern is characteristic
of holistic systems (see **The holistic pattern**).

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