mandala

Symmetrical sacred design in Hindu and Buddhist art, representing the universe, and the relationship of humans with the cosmos. It is used in some forms of meditation. It may be painted or made of...
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mandala

noun any of various geometric designs (usually circular) symbolizing the universe; used chiefly in Hinduism and Buddhism as an aid to meditation
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mandala

(from the article `Southeast Asia, history of`) ...the realm of politics, Indian influence accompanied the rise of new political entities, which, since they do not readily fall under the Western ...
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mandala

in Hindu and Buddhist Tantrism, a symbolic diagram used in the performance of sacred rites and as an instrument of meditation. The mandala is ... [12 related articles]
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mandala

mandala (mŭn'dulu) , [Skt.,=circular, round] a concentric diagram having spiritual and ritual significance in Hindu and Buddhist Tantrism. The mandala may have derived from the circular stupa and the ritual of walking around the stupa in a circle. The mandala is seen as a microcosm embodyi...
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mandala

Symmetrical sacred design in Hindu and Buddhist art, representing the universe, and the relationship of humans with the cosmos. It is used in some forms of meditation. It may be painted or made of coloured sand. Mandalas are often in the form of a richly diversified and elaborate painting in brillian...
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Mandala

[Southeast Asian political model] Maṇḍala (मण्डल) is a Sanskrit word that means `circle`. The mandala is a model for describing the patterns of diffuse political power distributed among Mueang or Kedatuan (principalities) in early Southeast Asian history, when local power was more important. The concept of a mandala counteract...
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Mandala

Mandala (मण्डल Maṇḍala, `circle`) is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the Universe. The basic form of most mandalas is a square with four gates containing a circle with a center point. Each gate is in the general shape of a T. Mandalas often exhibit radial balance. The term is of Sanskrit origin......
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Mandala

A circular geometric design that represents the cosmos and the spirit's journey. It is a tool in the pilgrimage to enlightenment. One of the most famous mandalas appears on the floor of the Chartres Cathedral in France.
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Mandala

A circular geometric design that represents the cosmos and the spirit's journey
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mandala

Circle or sphere. 1. Symbolic representation of a meditation visualisation, usually in the form of a palace with one or more DEITIES present. 2. Symbolic representation of the universe (see MANDALA OFFERING).
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mandala

In Tibetan Buddhism, a symbolic and sacred representation of the universe. It most commonly features the five jinas or Dhyani Buddhas.
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Mandala

More commonly found in the Tantric schools of Hinduism, it is a geometrical representation of the presence of a deity or God.
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