Nava Yoni Chakra, or Nine Cosmic Wombs, signifies the creation of the universe by the union of male and female principles represented by three interpenetrating upward and downward-pointing triangles. The resulting nine triangles create the nine Cosmic Wombs. The five triangles pointing downward are said to symbolize evolution, multiplication, and disintegration. The four upward symbolize awakened kundalini and movement toward primordial unity. The yantra may be read from the bindu in the center outward following the path of expanding creation or from the gates inward, the path home to the One. It brings forth the presence of the diety,Tripura-sundari (see the Mahavidyas).