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8. The correspondence between the 24-cell and the 3-dimensional Sri Yantra

When the 42 triangles surrounding the centre of the 3-dimensional Sri Yantra are tetractyses, 336 yods line their 126 sides. Their numbers in the four layers of triangles are the numbers of points, lines & triangles that make up the faces and interior of the 24-cell:

 The 24-cell has: 24 vertices  96 edges  96 triangular faces  24 internal sides of triangles  96 internal triangles            Total = 336 Each revolution of a helical whorl contains 336 turns. 336 yods line the sides of the 42 triangles/tetractyses in the 3-dimensional Sri Yantra. They symbolise the types of geometrical elements in the 24-cell. (Circles denote yods directly below yods in the next higher layer of triangles. Hexagonal yods at centres of tetractyses are omitted for clarity).

The following correspondences exist between the Sri Yantra and the 24-cell:

• 24 red hexagonal yods in the first layer of eight triangles ↔ 24 vertices;
• 96 violet yods in the third & fourth layers of triangles either at corners or on bases of triangles ↔ 96 edges;
• 96 yellow hexagonal yods on two sides of each triangle in the third & fourth layers ↔ 96 faces;
• 24 blue hexagonal yods in the first layer of triangles ↔ 24 internal sides of triangles;
• 96 green yods in the first & second layers either at corners of triangles or on their sides ↔ 96 internal triangles.

It demonstrates the holistic nature of the 24-cell. The 336 yods manifest in the UPA/E8×E8 heterotic superstring as the 336 circular turns in a revolution of each helical whorl.

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