A mandala is a circular design with Sanskrit origins. It is originally a pattern from Sri Lankan culture, but it has fast gained popularity in other South Asian countries and even modern societies in other parts of the world. Mandalas are similar to the rangoli that Hindus draw on the floor or ground when it’s time for Diwali. However, they also have a history and use of their own since drawing and decorating a mandala is also a meditative activity. They are also popular in adult coloring books or simply as a relaxing hobby.
In order to draw a mandala, make a circle first. You then want to divide it into four, six, or eight sections according to your drawing level. You can then choose to fill these in whichever way you like. Each section could contain a different design or be symmetrical to each other. For a finishing touch, simply fill in the top sections of your fingers with the henna paste.