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mandala (plural mandalas)
- (Hinduism, Buddhism) A graphic depiction of the spiritual universe and its myriad realms and deities.
- (Hinduism, Buddhism) Any ritualistic geometric design, symbolic of the Universe, used as an aid to meditation.
- A division or book of the Rigveda (of which there are 10).
- For usage examples of this term, see Citations:mandala.
Old High German
- German: Mandel