Mandala is a Sanskrit word, an ancient language of India, which means circle. It means diagrams of various shapes (round, but also square, octagonal, etc.) organized around a center.
With a good observation, one can find in the nature, an incredible number of mandalas: the petals of the flowers around the pistil, the cross section of a tree trunk or a cabbage … It is also found in the human body and even in the cosmos. This is why in the Hindu or Buddhist religion, the mandala is linked to spirituality and to meditation.
Some people draw or color mandalas to reduce stress or concentrate.
In permaculture, the mandala is one of the elements found in the design of gardens. It appeals to the gardener’s creativity but can also be motivated by a more spiritual approach. In a garden, the mandala is a productive element because its plots are cultivated, but it also has an aesthetic function and can also serve as an educational or relaxing place.
There is always a plot with fresh grass where they can settle !
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