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Making of a Mandala

Making of a Mandala - Photographer Vinay Ravi

Location: Ladakh, India
Date: July 2015
Photographer: Vinay Ravi
Home Country: India
University Affiliation: Alumni
Category: Arts & Culture
Award: Best in Show

"Monks are seen making a sand Mandala that is rooted in Buddhist rituals and ceremonies. It is a very colorful and beautiful sand art that consists of geometric patterns with each aspect having deep symbolism and meaning. This activity is accompanied by singing, chanting and playing of musical instruments to arouse positive energy of the deity into the environment. For me, it was definitely a once in a lifetime, enriching experience."

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