Mandala definition

mŭndə-lə
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(buddhism, hinduism) A circular design containing concentric geometric forms, images of deities, etc. and symbolizing the universe, totality, or wholeness.
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Any of various ritualistic geometric designs symbolic of the universe, used in Hinduism and Buddhism as an aid to meditation.
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(Hinduism, Buddhism) Any ritualistic geometric design, symbolic of the Universe, used as an aid to meditation.
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A division or book of the Rigveda (of which there are 10).
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(Hinduism, Buddhism) A graphic depiction of the spiritual universe and its myriad realms and deities.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
mandala
Plural:
mandalas

Origin of mandala

  • Sanskrit maṇḍalam circle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Sanskrit मण्डल (máṇḍala).

    From Wiktionary