The word MANDALA is a Sanskrit word and it means circle and is a geometric configuration of symbols. You start with a center dot and then proceed to work your way out . The design can get as big as you want it to go. It is a part of various traditions and cultures from around the world including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism ,Shintoism and many more and is considered to be sacred and helps one focus as well as meditate. It originally was used to represent wholeness and the structure of life itself, a cosmic diagram that shows the relation to the universe and the world that extends beyond and within minds and bodies.