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mandala

[ muhn-dl-uh ]
/ ˈmʌn dl ə /
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noun
Oriental Art. a schematized representation of the cosmos, chiefly characterized by a concentric configuration of geometric shapes, each of which contains an image of a deity or an attribute of a deity.
(in Jungian psychology) a symbol representing the effort to reunify the self.
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Origin of mandala

First recorded in 1855–60, mandala is from the Sanskrit word maṇḍala circle
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British Dictionary definitions for mandala

mandala
/ (ˈmændələ, mænˈdɑːlə) /

noun
Hindu & Buddhist art any of various designs symbolizing the universe, usually circular
psychol such a symbol expressing a person's striving for unity of the self

Word Origin for mandala

Sanskrit: circle
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