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Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Our World- Mandala
The Mandala is used by Hindus, Buddhists and other eastern religions to establish a sacred space. Mandala, in Sanskrit, means a circle. Usually, mandalas are squares, containing a circle. In the Mandala drawn above, there is a square in a rectangle.
This Mandala represents Nature, which is considered sacred.Offerings of coconut and rice are kept near the Mandala.
In Hindu temples, Mandalas are drawn with coloured rangoli powder . Every day, they are swept away, and new ones are drawn.
The Mandala represents the Universe symbolically. It helps concentration , and is an aid to meditation.
You can see loads of pictures from all over the world, and learn about different cultures at Our World Tuesday.