So I was watching a YouTube, like I always do and I got a suggestion for a video. It was called sand mandala. Now I’m decently interested in mandala, since I love art and inking and intercut designs, but I’ve never heard of Sand mandala.
Here’s a rundown.
Mandala means circle in Sanskrit.p, which refers to its symbolism. It can take up to weeks to finish the art.
Sand Mandala is a tradition within the Tibetan Buddhist. It involves the creation and destruction of mandalas made from coloured sand.
“The mandala’s purpose is to help transform ordinary minds into enlightened ones and to assist with healing. According to Buddhist scripture, mandalas constructed from sand transmit positive energies to the environment and to the people who view them. They are believed to effect purification and healing.” Found on https://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/galleries/sandmandala/
This is what a finished mandala looks like with sand.
Used for ritual and religious purposes, it is then destroyed. The message they send during a mandala ceremony is “nothing lasts forever”
That’s all for now,
So I was inspired by a Time lapse I watched to write about it. I thought it was pretty, but I was interested in the story behind it. So here I am writing a post about it.