Mandalas have great cultural, spiritual and personal meaning for many Hindus.
Hinduism is a very popular religion, but a lot of people don’t know much about the religion past what entered the mainstream consciousness in the 60s.
There are many Hindu symbols that some people encounter every day. The mandala is one of these symbols.
But what is a mandala? That is an easy question with a complex answer.
The Mandala is an intricate circular design that supplicates God and the universe. It can be used in Hindu ceremonies and rituals.
It has also been adopted by Buddhism for a similar purpose.
But although it is used by multiple religions, the meaning of the symbol remains the same.
Sanskrit, the oldest language in the world, is the root of the names of many Asian spiritual and historical symbols, regardless of religion or culture.
In fact, Mandala is the Sanskrit word for circle.