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Any of various ritualistic geometric designs symbolic of the universe, used in Hinduism and Buddhism as an aid to meditation.

[Sanskrit maṇḍalam, circle.]

man·dal′ic (mŭn-dăl′ĭk) adj.


(Art Terms) Hindu & Buddhist art relating to a mandala
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Tenders are invited for work and arrangement of computer data entry operators, technical and software maintenance for inventory management at Mandalic Power Distribution Centers situated at Mandhanchal Electrical Distribution Corporation Ltd.
In the words of Jacqueline Stone, "It is to shift, from linear time, in which practice is first cultivated and enlightenment later achieved, to mandalic time, in which practice and enlightenment are simultaneous" ("Placing Nichiren" 403).
We come closer to the mandalic meaning experientially by circumambulating it like the king or monks may have done, rather than from a helicopter.