Mandala — The Symbol Of Unity And Completeness

by Ane Krstevska

Mandala — The Symbol Of Unity And Completeness

What is Mandala?

In many traditions based on spirituality, Mandala will mean ‘completeness and wholeness.’ In art, a mandala is a therapy for exploring emotional identity. In science, it is used to present the vast interconnected system that is responsible for keeping the universe together. Wherever you ask and explore, in different cultures, languages, and many different traditions, the mandalas are with high significance and very personal. It is included in almost every ancient ritual.

Origin of Mandalas

Mandala’s roots start with its name. Its first appearance is in Sanskrit text, and it means ‘circle,’ But the context of Mandala has a more significant concept of ourselves, universe, and wholeness. It is mainly used in meditation to create a sacred place.

Hinduism

For Hinduisms, mandalas are also called ‘Yantras.’ They are made of different symbols and different colors, but mostly they are circle-shaped. Mainly they represented the paths to the truths that hide in the cosmos. In meditation, the yantras’ center is an independent reality, in which the one who meditates can find a connection between the real world and the inner world. The inner world signifies himself, and the outer world means the universe.

Buddhism

According to Buddhism, mandalas have a completely symbolical meaning. They are mainly depicting some particular symbols that are revealing dharma teachings and paths that people should follow. The Tibetan Buddhist monks are famous for creating mandalas from colored sand. They are making only a single mandala up to several days, only to destroy it when they make it. This destroying process represents impermanence and mindfulness of the nature of existence.

Christianity

For many Christians, just like the Celtic cross, the rosary, the halo, and the rose represent the symbols of unity, continuation, and interconnectedness, and they are linked with the mandala form. Christian art and architecture contain too many images and motifs that are inspired by Mandala. They present the path the each of us needs to pass to discover the divine.

Native American

‘Medicine wheels’ is the concept present in early Native American histories. The Navajo spiritual leaders have kept the practice that includes creating elaborate sand paintings to celebrate the diversity and unity in our lives in the universe.

Architecture World

Starting with domed Byzantine temples ending with honeycombed Eastern mosques, included mandalas. All the creating has a ‘spiritual’ meaning, and they present the concept of large buildings with a small center, which means the beginning point.

Personal Development

People can use mandalas to relax and enlighten their selves during meditation. Every person should start with a paper and a pencil, creating circles, and later adding some symbols, numbers, and all that comes on your mind.

A symbol of unity and completeness, this Mandala Round Carpet lends an artful appeal to any space. A centered medallion design, highlighted by a border and woven to accent the natural variations in the fabric. Let this carpet bring balance to any space in your office or home.

Ane Krstevska



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