What is Mandala?
Mandala, (Sanskrit: “circle”) in Hindu and Buddhist Tantrism, a symbolic diagram used in the performance of sacred rites and as an instrument of meditation.
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. [Source]
Some real life examples of a mandala:
Adult Coloring Books
Another form where Mandalas are gaining attention is in the form of adult coloring books. The books as a form of adult therapy have really gained popularity in 2010s.
BN’s Pick: That Crazy Doodler
We came across this very interesting facebook page while we were searching for some doodlers. The symmetry and uniqueness in the designs is what makes it all the way more special.
Girl behind the page
The face behind That crazy doodler is Vinita Varier who is an IT professional and enjoys making Mandalas.
“I have been drawing all my life but took to mandalas a few years ago as a form of relaxation. I enjoy doodling in general and adding symmetry to it was all the more fun. I am an IT professional and mom to a dog and a human, so usually draw when they sleep :)”, says Vinita.
You can also check her Insta at:
Vinita was kind enough to share some of her mandalas in the form of free printable with BN which can be downloaded and colored as one likes!
We will be happy to see the colors and creativity in your mandalas, please tag @bestiesnotepad and @that_crazy_doodler if you upload 🙂
Just click on the file to download, print and color it on 🙂
BN recommended books for adult colouring:
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