The Meaning of Mandala

Mandala imageMandala is a popular theme among colorists, but the meaning of mandala may be a mystery for many. Although these artistic designs appear to be popular now, they actually date back to as early at 8th century. These are ancient, sacred designs that can be traced to Tibetan Buddhism.

The Meaning of Mandala

Mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol in the various religions in India. It literally means circle in Sanskrit. However, it is not just a regular circle; it represents infinity, the cosmos, and the universe.  Mandala represents wholeness, infinity and the person’s relationship to it.  

Mandala is a revered symbol. It is not a symbol of any particular God, but of the vast cosmological system which humans are a part of.

Mandala is prominent in Indian architecture and is also present in Christianity as well as Slavic cultures.

Modern Usage of Mandala

Nowadays, there is a renewed interest in mandala patterns as people discover the benefits of designing and coloring mandalas on their well-being. Mandala coloring and designing put you on a meditative state and allow your mind momentarily escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern world.

You will find yourself so focused on coloring mandala that gives your mind the chance to relax and lets your body recuperate by reducing stress. 

This is why mandala is popular among people from different walks of life, from children to seniors,  from rich to poor—everyone can appreciate the beauty and therapeutic effects of mandala. Even celebrities love coloring the patterns to express their creativity and emotions.

Mandala Patterns

Mandala patterns usually consists of a big circle, a center point inside the circle and intricate, symmetrical patterns inside and outside the circle. These patterns give your mind the feeling of order and uniformity, which is relaxing in contrast to our out-of-order society. 

Coloring the Pattern

The best part about mandala is coloring them. There is no strict rule in coloring mandala. It’s up to you how you want to color your mandalas. You don’t have to stay within the lines or finish a page before moving on to a new one.

After all, mandala coloring is an expression of your soul, that inner being and the feelings it wants to show the world.  When coloring mandala, just let yourself go, don’t think a lot about it, don’t debate with yourself whether the color of a part should be red. Just color with what you feel is right. 

No one will criticize you on how you color the patterns. There is no competition on who  colors it better, because  everyone has his or her own feelings inside they want to express.  Mandala is just a medium where you express yourself and release tension and anxiety. 

Where to Find Mandala Patterns

You can find ready-made mandala  patterns from various mandala coloring books that can be bought online, in bookstores and craft stores. You can also download some free mandala patterns from the internet that you can print on paper.  

My Inspirational Adult Coloring Books 

My Adult Coloring Books are something a little different as not only have you got images to color you can also color the inspiring quotes under each image.

Would like to see what the images and quotes look like, easy just click on the videos of each book.

Famous Mandala Coloring Quotes

Inspirational quote by Budda

Inspirational quote by Budda

Inspirational quote by Louis L'Amour

Inspirational quote by Murasaki Shikibu

Coloring quote by Charles Blanc

Coloring quote by Charles Blanc

Mandala coloring quote by Saraha

Mandala coloring quote by C.G. Jung

Mandala coloring quote by A.H. Almaas

Inspirational quote

Mandala coloring quote by Stephen Gardiner

Inspirational quote by Budda

Inspirational quote by Budda

Inspirational quote

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