Monday, August 7, 2006

Polymeri Online 7.8.06

Mandala (Sanskrit "circle", "completion") is of Hindu origin and is also used in most Dharmic religions, such as Buddhism and Hinduism, to refer to various tangible objects. In Vajrayana they have been developed into sandpainting. In practice, mandala has become a generic term for any plan, chart or geometric pattern which represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically, a microcosm of the universe from the human perspective.
A mandala, especially its center, can be used during meditation as an object for focusing attention. The symmetrical geometric shapes tend to draw the attention towards their center.

Another Mandala

to Tami's Gallery - Mandalas

Mandala drawings-

Denise Aratangy pendant from flickr