This is a beautiful and high-quality round Lotus Mandala Thangka. This is handpainted in Nepal by local experienced artists. Mandala literally means a circle. The tibetan word for mandala is Kyilkhor , which means centre and surrounding environment. In simple terms it is a circle used as a visual aid for concentration and introversive meditation. Meditating using a mandala leads to the attainment of insights and it helps to increase one?s level of concentration. It also helps to activate forces within oneself which culminates into Siddhi or supernatural forces. The mandala is the graphic representation of this process. It is not only theoretical but practical as an operational scheme involving a clear plan for the practical realization of the process within oneself. It thus becomes an instrument ( Yantra ) . It is believed that by just looking at a mandala one’s soul is spiritually purified. Thus, a mandala represents the palace of purity a magic circle cleansed of spiritual obstacles and impurities. The square of the sacred palace is enclosed in multiple circles of flame, vajra, and lotus. These three circles forming the outer rims of the mandala symbolizes the enlightenment, which the meditating person must gain before he or she can enter the illuminated palace. The mandala then consists of the inner square where the deity of the mandala resides.