Mandalas and history

The mandala has been present in art and symbols throughout the ages and is one of the oldest symbols in the history of mankind.
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An Indian woman applies coloured powder to her "rangoli", a Hindu ritual design, in front of her house in Hyderabad on January 1, 2013. Rangolis are drawn in front of homes early in the morning with a beautiful motif to welcome relatives and friends to mark the New Year. — AFP Photo

An Indian woman applies coloured powder to her "rangoli", a Hindu ritual design. Rangolis are drawn in front of homes early in the morning with a beautiful motif to welcome relatives and friends to mark the New Year.

Carved marble at the Jain Adinatha Temple, Ranakpur, India. Photographer unknown. Searched & the closest image I found was this linked image by Fabian in 2008. via fabian-f on flickr. Anyone??

Adinatha Temple, Ranakpur India - architecture pattern- textile design and surface pattern inspiration

Working on the sand mandala in Karsha monestary, near Padum, Ladakh.

To see one of these sacred & ancient sand mandalas created like this one in the Karsha monestary, near Padum, Ladakh. These works of art are created & then destroyed

1875 Chromolithograph Geometric Pattern Islamic Art Arabic Design Motif Quran

1875 Chromolithograph Geometric Pattern Islamic Art Arabic Design Motif Quran - Inspiration for SI Architects

A very large, perfectly formed, ancient Hindu mandala called the Sri Yantra was discovered inscribed into the dry lake bed by an Air National Guard pilot on a normal training run from a base near Boise, Idaho. This symbol was over a quarter of a mile in length, and consisted of over 13 miles of lines etched into the impacted mud 3”-10” deep.

A very large, perfectly formed, ancient Hindu mandala called the Sri Yantra was discovered inscribed into the dry lake bed in Oregon

Amiens Cathedral - Exquisite use of Mandala meeting architecture!!

Amiens, France Cathedral Rose Window Also called Catherine Windows after St. Catherine of Alexandria who was sentenced to be executed on a spiked wheel.

Tibetan Monks Painstakingly Create Incredible Mandalas Using Millions of Grains of Sand - My Modern Metropolis

Tibetan Monks Painstakingly Create Incredible Mandalas Using Millions of Grains of Sand

wetheurban: “ ART: Tibetan Monks Use Millions of Grains of Sand to Create Breathtaking Murals As part of a tour put on by an organization called The Mystical Arts of Tibet, a group of Tibetan Buddhist.

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