What is Mandela Meaning?

The meaning of the word mandala in Sanskrit (the ancient sacred Indian language) is a circle.

Although many mandala paintings are made in the shape of a square or in various shapes such as the Star of David, the word circle refers not only to the physical appearance of the meditative artwork but also to its form and representation.

In recent years more and more people have been exposed to the mandala world and mandala art – a magical and spiritual world, beautiful and colorful geometric shapes considered sacred in a variety of cultures.

On this page, we will clarify what the mandala symbolizes, how it is built, and how it is treated in different cultures.

Colorful mandala
Colorful Mandala

What are the mandala symbols?

It depends on who you ask. If you ask the Indians, the mandala marks the soul, and sometimes the whole universe as well.

In the Buddhist cultures of Tibet and Nepal, the mandala can signify the inner self of the soul and the way to enlightenment, a real path in which a person can walk and illuminate his soul and let his soul unite with the light that illuminates it.

In other cultures, the answer to the question of what Mandala will actually come from is more interconnected, pointing to the intelligence and integration of symbols, lines and circles, colors and painting techniques which eventually created mandala designs, mandala patterns, and mandala paintings. 

Tibetan Mandala
Tibetan Mandala

Geometric structure

Mandala Patterns
Mandala Patterns

Mandela has five main axes. The first and most important axis is central.

According to belief, everything starts from the center, from one fundamental point, from the “I” of the soul, from the point of creation, or from the beginning of the universe, in accordance with the one to which the mandala is compared.

From the main axis, you develop the other four main axes, located to the right and left, above and below the midpoint. Different cultures can be found in different cultures, such as the Five Buddhas in Buddhist culture or the five families in Hindu culture.

Different CulturesMany wonders about Mandela – what? Where does she come from? And in answer to this question they think innocently that the mandala comes from Eastern cultures only.

We should not be confused and think so, since Mandalas comes from many different cultures, including Jewish culture and South American cultures. When trying to understand what a mandala is, one must relate to each culture in which it appears separately.

In Buddhist culture, for example, the mandala is a deep meditative tool that is reserved for the most advanced monks (Buddhist Mandala).

With believers in time and material frailty, and believe in the quality of work rather than its product.

Although a painting by a Tibetan mandala can take five years, at the end of the work they simply erase the mandala that is made of dance and sprinkle it into the air, as a sign of appreciation for my passing, which is spirit and eternity.

Mandala flower
Mandala Flower

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