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  1. Mandalas Mandala means circle in Sanskrit. A mandala’s circular nature symbolizes the cyclical nature of life and that all parts of life are one.

  2. Some ideas to spark your creativity

  3. Mandalas are symmetrical and use bright colors – patterns or images are repeated

  4. Most mandalas are circular but can be within a square. What might the shapes or images stand for in this mandala?

  5. Often, mandalas radiate from the center like a flower.

  6. As a meditation tool, the mandala focuses energy and prayer.

  7. The Labyrinth is actually a mandala that is used even by Christians as a meditation and prayer tool.

  8. Your Task • Create a symbol for each of the five parts of Hinduism belief • Design a mandala using all five symbols in a symmetrical way • Fill the entire circle – You may also use a square around it • Use bright colors to color the mandala making sure each symbol is the same color in each place it is used • Write a short 5 – 7 (minimum) sentence explanation of your mandala explaining your symbols and the design and why you chose it