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Meaning of Om Mandala Thangka

Thangka painting depicting Om mandala is with Om symbol in the middle. Om is the cosmic sacred syllable, which encompasses all of the Universe, energy and consciousness. Mandala (literally a "circle") is a symbol in Buddhism and Hinduism, representing the Universe. Structurally, the Square (Stupa) is circled by circles of fire, earth, wind, water, wisdom and space, symbolising cosmic and psychic order. Mandalas hold spiritual significance and make artistic appearances in cultures & philosophies across the globe. The famed Swiss psychiatrist, Dr. Carl Jung, used mandala in his work with clients. He felt when concentrated upon, mandala can bring up deeper human consciousness, which helped the client to receive revelation about the true potential and awareness of the self.


Mandalas use sacred geometry to create perfect geometrical shapes and aesthetic looks, which can help create a sacred space at home. There are a lot of philosophies and studies about the flow and movement of energy within a space and how to guide it to offer the best benefits to the person. Among them, there is Feng Shui which is an ancient Chinese science of harmony and prosperous living. It suggests that one of the best ways to eliminate negative and enhance positive energies around us is to keep art with the positive image and meaning. Mandala's harmonious structure is an iconic choice for interior design.

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