Pinner wrote: How to Draw Your Mandala: I used to teach kids about symbols as forms of language, and the mandala one one of the most important forms we addressed. For awhile, my room would be filled with the mandalas we created. We attached strings to them and hung them from the ceiling. Making a mandala is, for me, a form of meditation. This is an EXCELLENT lesson on how to start.

Pinner wrote: How to Draw Your Mandala: I used to teach kids about symbols as forms of language, and the mandala one one of the most important forms we addressed. For awhile, my room would be filled with the mandalas we created. We attached strings to them and hung them from the ceiling. Making a mandala is, for me, a form of meditation. This is an EXCELLENT lesson on how to start.

An Indian woman applies coloured powder to her "rangoli", a Hindu ritual design, in front of her house in Hyderabad on January 1, 2013. Rangolis are drawn in front of homes early in the morning with a beautiful motif to welcome relatives and friends to mark the New Year. — AFP Photo

An Indian woman applies coloured powder to her "rangoli", a Hindu ritual design, in front of her house in Hyderabad on January 1, 2013. Rangolis are drawn in front of homes early in the morning with a beautiful motif to welcome relatives and friends to mark the New Year. — AFP Photo

The kolam, or "rangoli" is a traditional mandala, a geometric pattern, that women design in front of their houses during festivities. In Tamil culture is a strong form of expression by the women, who express their feelings in this secret way.

The kolam, or "rangoli" is a traditional mandala, a geometric pattern, that women design in front of their houses during festivities. In Tamil culture is a strong form of expression by the women, who express their feelings in this secret way.

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