Mandala Art: The mandala begins with the centre, radiating out with symbols and designs as the pattern grows larger.
There are three basic layers to a mandala’s meaning. The outer meaning represents the divine form of the universe. The inner meaning creates a map to guide the mind to enlightenment. The secret meaning, however, remains between the artist and the creation as far as specific details. Overall, it represents a balance of body and mind infused with clarity
A mandala (emphasis on the first syllable; Sanskrit मण्डल, maṇḍala – literally “circle”) is a geometric configuration of symbols. In various spiritual traditions, mandalas may be employed for focusing the attention of practitioners and adepts, as a spiritual guidance tool, for establishing a sacred space and as an aid to meditation and trance induction.
In Hinduism, a basic mandala, also called a yantra, takes the form of a square with four gates containing a circle with a centre point. Each gate is in the general shape of a T Mandalas often have radial balance.