About Bhavacakra

The bhavacakra is popularly referred to as the wheel of life. This term is also translated as wheel of cyclic existence or wheel of becoming. It is found on the outside walls of Tibetan Buddhist temples and monasteries in the Indo-Tibetan region, to help ordinary people understand Buddhist teachings. It is used in Indian Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism.

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Buddhist art – The devotional artistic practices

Buddhist is the artistic practices that are influenced by . It includes art media which depict Buddhas, bodhisattvas, and other entities, notable Buddhist figures, both historical and mythical, narrative scenes from the lives of all of these, and other graphic aids to practice, as well as physical objects associated with Buddhist practice, such as vajras, bells, stupas and Buddhist temple architecture. Buddhist art originated on the Indian subcontinent following the historical life .

Interpreting of Wheel of Life

is a symbolic representation of cyclic existence found on the outside walls of and monasteries in the Indo- region. This pictorial presents basic concepts such as and rebirth in a manner that can be understood by uneducated or illiterate people. Alternate translations for include the Buddhist , wheel of cyclic existence, wheel of becoming, etc. The Viability of of life In this .
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Categories of Mandala

, a word that means a and represents the wholeness. are recognized generally by concentric circles and probably many other geometric figures. Mandalas are the most admired and discussed symbol in . These are the geometric designs intended to symbolize the , and the link is made to their use in and practices. The word mandala has two parts. The root word is Manda and -la is a suffix .