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Luczanits, Christian (2021) 'What is a mandala?' In: Harris, Elizabeth J., (ed.), Buddhism in Five Minutes. Sheffield: Equinox, pp. 254-258. (Religion in 5 Minutes)

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Abstract

The mandala is first and foremost a ritual tool. In its simplest form, it consists of a square space marked by protective features and a circle of deities within it. The ground marks a purified space to which deities can be invited during the ritual.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Keywords: Buddhism, mandala, ritual
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Arts > Department of the History of Art & Archaeology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BQ Buddhism
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General)
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
ISBN: 9781800500907
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1558/equinox.40790
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2023 16:51
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/39103

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