The definition of the word Mandala is
simply circle or circular picture. Mandalas can be
expressions of universal archetypal symbols or symbols of a more personal nature. In Tibetan art,
mandalas are graphic representations of the spiritual universe. Circular design motifs appear in many
cultures, both past and present. Mandala are used as objects of power, devotion and meditative focus.
Some mandala are not circular but the Circle is the most common form and beginning point.