mandala (emphasis on first syllable; Sanskrit मण्डल, maṇḍala – literally "circle") is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the universe. In common use, "mandala" has become a generic term for any diagram, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a microcosmof the universe. The basic form of most mandalas
is a square with four gates containing a circle with a center point. Each gate is in the general shape of a T.Mandalas often have radial .