mandala definition by Webster's New World
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a circular design containing concentric geometric forms, images of deities, etc. and symbolizing the universe, totality, or wholeness in Hinduism and Buddhism
Origin: Sanskrit maṇḍala, a circle
mandala definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Any of various ritualistic geometric designs symbolic of the universe, used in Hinduism and Buddhism as an aid to meditation.
Origin: Sanskrit maṇḍalam, circle.
- man·dalˈic adjective