What is Mandala - Its meaning, design , symbols and colouring

            What is a Mandala? History, Symbolism, and Uses


Today I’m bringing you a tutorial for something that I get questions about all of the time… I will show you how I constructed the simple draw a Mandala. Although ,it looks complicated it's .Actually quite easy, once you know the steps.

I have  been drawing mandalas as a way to relax body and mind , worry and depression and I often get asked where I learned and how I got started.

Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of information out there on how to draw a mandala. There’s plenty of pretty pictures for reference though, and that is how I learned…

The mandala is a sanskrit for "circle" or "completion" has a long history and is recognized for its deep spiritual meaning and representation of all the things and wholeness.It can be understood in two different ways:externally as a visual representation of the universe or internally as a guide for several practices.It's means represent structure of life itself . shows the relation to the infinite and beyond within the body and mind.A mandala is a ritual symbol in Asian cultures.
Many people and culutures are giving different types of meaning and names for mandala art.

Mandalas were born in the one of the world's great religions, Buddhism. They were produced in Tibet , India , Nepal, China, Japan ,Bhutan and Indonesia from the present of 4th century.

Siddhartha Gautama are the founder of Buddhism, was born in the region now known as Nepal. Though there is no confirmed date of his birth, historians believe it to be around 560 B.C. Gautama left his kingdom after becoming aware of human suffering, where gautama was  sought to attain enlightenment through meditation and thoughtful action. He began to preach his philosophy across parts of India, where he gained devout followers and eventually established the first sangha, Buddhist community of monks.

Sangha is a "sanskrit" word used in many Indian languages including (Pali language) meaning association, assembly company or community.
It was historically used in a political context to denote a governing assembly in a kingdom.It has long been commonly used by religious associations including by jains and sikhs.

Pali language, classical and liturgical language of the Theravada Buddhist canon, a Middle Indo-Aryan language of north Indian origin. On the whole, Pali seems closely related to the Old Indo-Aryan Vedic

In buddhism "sangha" refers to Monastic Community of Monks and Nuns

Buddhist monks travelled the Silk Road, an ancient network of trade routes that connected the East and West, they brought Buddhism to other lands. They carried mandalas with them and brought the practice of painting these spiritual compositions to other parts of Asia, appearing in regions such as Tibet, China, and Japan by the 4th century. Though rooted in Buddhism, mandalas soon became present in Hinduism and other religious practices.

The majority of painters, past and present, were pious laymen, usually from families whose hereditary occupation was painting. Some painters were monks. All painters were religiously minded, and in Tibetan Buddhism such painters were required to undergo certain initiation rites first. Paintings were commissioned by a patron.

 They worked seated on the floor with a painting propped in their laps or in front of their crossed legs.

Types of mandalas

1.Teaching mandala
2.Healing mandala
3.Sand mandala

1.Teaching Mandala

    Teaching mandala are the symbolic ,shape , line and colors represent the religious system. The student are create based on principles of design and construction. And learned everthing like an visual symbolic and colorful mandala

2.Healing Mandala

      Healing Mandala is an deep hearted thinking more than teaching mandalas.It was purpose of meditation.

3.Sand Mandala

       Sand Mandala is the navajo culutres used of traditional buddhist monks religious designs and sand mandala is the gift of buddhist and represent of impermanence of human life

But know , the mandala is a diagram ,chart or geometric pattern for "New Age".

Don't think about how it's going to look when you finish, or how people will react when they see it. Don't make it about yourself, and don't treat it as a test of your drawing skill or self-worth. Let the rhythm take you around each circle, and let the mandala become your whole world for now. There's no good or bad just the rhythm, lines, and contrast.

Materials are needed for draw a Mandala

You don't need many of materials .All you need is

  • Paper
  • Compass
  • Protractor,
  • Pencil,
  • Ruler,
  • Eraser and
  • Drawing Pen (As your wises)

                                                                    Let's  get started

Some Intresting Images I try ....




So sit down, and take a breath. Smile and draw .. What you think in your mind and do something creativity .


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