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Mandala

A mandala (Sanskrit: मण्डल, lit, 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.

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Crochet mandalas are all the rage right now. They can be used as art, made into home décor or worked by the crocheter as a form of meditation. This one is from Xenobia Bailey. Learn more and see others: www.crochettoday.com

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