Definition of mandala
1 : a Hindu or Buddhist graphic symbol of the universe; specifically : a circle enclosing a square with a deity on each side that is used chiefly as an aid to meditation
2 : a graphic and often symbolic pattern usually in the form of a circle divided into four separate sections or bearing a multiple projection of an image
mandalicplay \ˌmən-ˈda-lik\ adjective
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The studio and gallery will showcase Rodriguez's brightly colored artwork, ranging from layered abstracts to reflections of contemplation to studies of butterflies and bugs, mandalas and more.
Oily Doily by Aric Obrosey is a mandala composed of the unauthorized combination of three logos of large oil corporations that was created as a criticism of the oil industry's toll on the environment.
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Origin and Etymology of mandala
Sanskrit maṇḍala circle
First Known Use: 1859
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