Ala - literally "circle" is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the universe.  In common use, "mandala" has become a generic term for any diagram, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a microcosm of the universe. The basic form of most mandalas is a square with four gates containing a circle with a center point.
Mandalas often have radial balance. The below Mandala is called Mantra Mandala (Om Ma ne Pad me Hun) O?Is the six-syllabled Sanskrit mantra particularly associated with the four-armed Shadakshari form of Avalokiteshvara Tibetan:?????????????? Migjid Janraisig, the bodhisattva of compassion The first word Om is a sacred syllable found in Indian religions. The word Mani means "jewel" or "bead", Padme is the "lotus flower" (the Buddhist sacred flower), and Hum represents the spirit of enlightenment.  It is commonly carved onto rocks, known as mani stones, or else it is written on paper which is inserted into prayer wheels. When an individual spins the wheel, it is said that the effect is the same as reciting the mantra as many times as it is duplicated within the wheel. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "gtaarts" and is located in this country: AU. This item can be shipped worldwide.