Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My World Tuesday - Mandala

I came across this Mandala for long life drawn in a Hindu temple. It was drawn with coloured Rangoli powder. Each colour represents an aspect of the Universe.
Mandalas are a part of Hindu and Buddhist sacred art. They represent a microcosm of the universe from the human perspective.
This Mandala was drawn to invoke the blessings of the Almighty on an eighty year old couple. It was swept away as soon as the religious rites were over.
I thank the team of My World for hosting this interesting meme where one can learn so much about other places and cultures.

10 comments:

  1. This is so fantastic and so gorgeous! Love the intricate design, the colors! So wonderful to have such traditions! A superb capture as always! Hope your week is going well! Have a wonderful evening!

    Sylvia

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  2. very interesting. are these temporary artwork on sidewalk?

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  3. It is a beautiful mandala...yet so ephemeral! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. So intricately done! The design and colours are gorgeous!

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  5. I'm fascinated by the eighty year old couple.
    Living that long surely would be a blessing.

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  6. Greetings!
    I would love to be able to contact you via email. Please advice via reply.
    Happy Gardening!

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