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What is a Mandala?

Mandala  (Sanskrit: "circle")  in Hindu and Buddhist Tantrism, a symbolic diagram used in the performance of sacred rites and as an instrument of meditation. The mandala is basically a representation of the universe, a consecrated area that serves as a receptacle for the gods and as a collection point for universal forces. Man (the microcosm), by mentally "entering" the mandala and "proceeding" toward its centre, is by analogy guided through the cosmic processes of disintegration and reintegration.   --from Encyclopaedia Britannica

This is a mandala that I created using Adobe Illustrator

Sunset Mandala

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