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Date: 1800-1900
Language: Sanskrit
Origin: 'circle'

mandala

noun
     
Related topics: Hinduism
man‧da‧la [countable]
RRH a picture of a circle around a square, that represents the universe in the Hindu and Buddhist religions

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