There has always curiosity surrounding the mystical and the divine, with spirituality being the new ‘mantra’ in well-being; one of the most common representations that has the internet abuzz these days is the ‘Mandala’. From home decor to beach towels, these intricately patterned designs are always popping up on our Instagram feed. But ‘mandalas’ are not just some exotic trend that has become internet famous lately; these spiritual symbols have been in existence for centuries. Though in the western countries ‘Mandala’ has become a generic term to refer to any circular ornament used in meditation as a relaxation tool, on the contrary; this symbol usually represented by intricate concentric circles has a deeper meaning. They are spiritual symbols that are considered to be a visual representation of the cosmos.
Mandala is a Sanskrit word which means ‘circle’. So usually a mandala is series of intricate concentric circles with other patterns within it. This spiritual symbol is commonly found in Hinduism, Buddhism and some aspects of Jainism. Just how there is no endpoint in a circle, the circular design of the mandala is symbolic that life is never-ending and everything is connected. Within the circular patterns you will find symbols that are common in most mandalas. The centre of the mandala is a dot which is a symbol that is considered to be free of dimensions, the dot is surrounded by lines and geometrical patterns that symbolize the universe and this is encompassed by an outer circle which represents the cyclical nature of life. As per Buddhism they represent the presence of Buddha’s mind in an abstract form which is usually represented as a wheel, tree, flower or jewel.
Gehna’s delicate Mandala collection is a representation of the cosmos and our relationship with the mystical infinite. It is inspired by the geometric figures symbolizing wholeness. Wearing these delicate hand-crafted, gold pieces every day is a perfect way to reconnect with your spiritual core and let the universal energy resonate from within you. Gehna’s exquisite mandala pendants, gold earrings and bracelets are handcrafted in 18k Gold and are studded with brilliant gemstones.
The versatility of the Mandala collection is that it can be worn with any outfit and on any occasion. Take the Latticed Diamond and 18k Gold pendant or the Axial Gold and Rosecut Diamond pendants, these delicate circular patterned pendants can be worn as everyday jewellery or occasionally. It can be paired with a simple linen maxi dress, kurta, or a pastel block printed, cotton sari. Since mandalas have been known to relax the mind and body by helping cultivate the feeling of inner peace and happiness, wearing a piece of jewellery that is representative of this spiritual symbol will help you draw on this positive energy.
Another piece of everyday jewellery that you can pair with your jeans and a cute off-shoulder top is the Spoked 18k Gold bracelet. This is a delicate gold bracelet with a mandala charm which helps with general well-being is dainty and mystical.
The bedazzling Mandala flower, multi-Sapphire pendant with an inner floral design and ‘chakra’ like outer design on the other hand is a more dressy piece of jewellery. The Mandala flower jewellery is perfect for those occasions like evening functions or ‘poojas’ which require you to dress up in your resplendent silk saris or brilliant jewel-toned kurtas.
We love the intricacy of the filigree danglers that can elevate any outfit, be it a breezy summery dress or a maxi skirt paired with a cami top.
Mandalas ease stress, anxiety, fear and depression and have the power to activate creativity and improve focus.
Gehna’s Mandala art jewellery incorporates the spirituality behind the sacred symbol which is a representation of the individual’s spiritual journey. These journeys are usually in levels, the first level is usually about understanding the unity in the cosmos and then it is about the individual finding their own place within this cosmos. In Hinduism, the mandala is sometimes drawn as a circle enclosing a square with a deity on either side; this is used to help with yoga and meditation.
Mandalas have many benefits from improving sleep to enhancing self-esteem. It is known to foster a sense of connectedness with one’s self and others and bring about self-acceptance. So bring home a piece of Gehna’s magnificent mandala collection and stay connected to your spiritual self.