Mandala illustrations remind me of the pencil line drawings where the pencil tip flows freely over the blank page until the paper was filled with loops and swirls. The next step was to apply wax or Crayola Crayons and color each section until the result was a brilliantly colored stain glass piece of artwork we were sure belonged in some fine art museum somewhere in the world.
These geometrically, computer produced images in Paper Mandalas are a bit like those pencil drawings but symmetrical and mostly eight sided patterns which is the basic structure of most traditional mandalas.
Mandalas may be used for relaxation and entertainment purposes or to teach geometric symmetry. Many people use mandalas for spiritual purposes such as with meditation and rituals.
Escape from the fast lane for a while and relax by printing out collections of these pretty images and just color the day away. Sounds nice doesn't it? Enjoy.
The dictionary defines a mandala as any of various ritualistic geometric designs symbolic of the universe, used in Hinduism and Buddhism as an aid to meditation.
Mandala is Sanskrit for circle, polygon, community, or connection. Explore the Mandala to learn more about historical Buddhist Mandalas.