Shri Ghantakarna Mahavir Yantra/Ghantakarna Mahavir Puja Yantra (श्री घंटाकर्ण महावीर यंत्र): Ghantakarna Mahavira was a Kshatriya king named Tungabhadra. They used to protect religious brothers, pious women, and virgin girls from robbers. The bow and arrow was his special weapon, which is why his statue and bow and arrow are present. He liked the sound of bells very much and his ears were shaped like bells. Hence, he was named Ghantakarna-Mahavir. However, Ghantakarna Mahavira is a Jain deity from the Jain tradition. (Shri Ghantakarna Mahavir Yantra)
Moreover, some certain monastic lineages worshipped him and probably many lay people. He is one of the fifty-two Viras (protector deities) and So has a name Mahavira (the great hero). Verse 67 of the Gantakarana Mantra Stotra by Vimal Chandra states that people was worshipping her since the time of Hari Bhadra. For Instance, there is other corroborating evidence. In the Ghantakrana-Kalpa, Vimalachandra mentions him as a kshetrapala (guardian deity of the land) along with vira. (Shri Ghantakarna Mahavir Yantra)
Ghantakarna was invoked for protection from various kinds of obstacles and difficulties like pestilence, disease, fire, invasion, and ghosts. He also invoked protection from opponents of Jainism. Mahudi Jain Temple is one of the popular Jain pilgrimage centers in India. For Instance, thousands of devotees come to it and offer a sweet (a mixture of jaggery, wheat, and ghee) there. After offering devotees consume it on the temple premises. (Shri Ghantakarna Mahavir Yantra)
There is no Jain textual authority for the statue of Ghantakarna Mahavira which is available in Kalpa texts or modern paintings. Buddhisagar Suri installed the anthropomorphic image of Ghantakarna Mahavira. It was in the Mahudi Jain temple. The worship of Ghantakarna was only in anthropomorphic yantras and in an abstract form. For instance, in paintings, they are as two, four, six, or eight armed with bows and arrows. His depiction is also with a shield, sword, mace, shield, vajra, bow and arrow, garland, and banner. Moreover, the anthropomorphic image depicts a standing man holding a bow and arrow to the left, with a crown and bell-shaped earrings on his head. He has bell-shaped ears (Ghanta and Karna) so his name was Ghantakarna Mahavira.
Shri Ghantakarna Mahavir Yantra Benefits:
Ghantakarna Mahavir Puja Yantra is very much useful to get rid of problems like children, business, jobs, illness, family debate, etc. This was in order to get the Guru’s command and in the presence of the Guru. For instance, the worship of this Yantra is to start on any Tuesday night.
Shri Ghantakarna Mahavir Yantra Details:
Weight: 0.008 gm Approx.
Size: “2” x “2” Inch
Metal: Copper Yantra
Yantra Types: Puja Yantra
Energized: Shiva Mantra
Shipping: Within 4-5 Days in India