We love Mandala’s as you can see we have used them in our launch range here at Enever Group Creates, there is something about the patterns and magic they create with colour and we both find it relaxing.

Where have Mandalas been used?

Over the centuries mandalas have been used in many formats from spiritual connection and even in the building and on clothing and products in more recent times. Mandalas have been used to:

  • Represent the universe
  • In architecture: floorplans for places of worship/protection
  • As offerings to deities/teachers
  • Represent common teachings (e.g. Sand Mandalas) there are so many of these we love to what on Youtube.
  • To represent inner stability
  • In meditation as a focal point to achieve enlightenment

Originating in the Southeast Asian religions of Hinduism and Buddhism, the mandala is recognised by patterns of geometric, concentric circles.

Within art history, they are found in ancient Tibetan writing and sketches (8th-9th centuries) and on cloth paintings and murals of religious sanctuaries (11th– 12th centuries). The Sanskrit word “mandala” translates to “circle” and is expressed in symbolic, diagrammatic drawings representing the larger universe and the cosmos. Etymologically, “mandala” is derived from the Sanskrit words manda—“essence”—and la—“container” —referring to a “container of essence” that embodies various literal and metaphoric symbols.

Symbolism was once the only way that ancient man could understand the world around them and make sense of complex situations. Before the development of scientific theory, religious and spiritual symbols and concepts were crucial for understanding bad weather, crop failures, and sudden successes.

It is nice to bring this tradition of calm and undertsanding into our daily lives.