Cross-stitch pattern of a mandala shape from Buddhism.

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The Sri-yantra originates from Buddhism and means the “large yantra”.
It a mandala shape. Making a mandala is an exercise of meditation.
The basic shape is that of a temple or palace, with gates to the four quarters of the wind.
The Sri-yantra’s middle is formed by connecting lines to focus the visualized energy during meditation. Around the center there is a lotus flower.
The open lotus flower, the daytime lotus, is the symbol of purity and cleanliness and in Buddhism it is called Padma.
This pattern is a lot of work, but embroidering to me is also a kind of meditation and I loved making it.
Now it is on the wall above our bed.

Pattern information

Size: 258 x 258 cross-stitches circa 48 x 48 cm
Fabric: Jobelan 11 threads/cm Colour: Pink 65 x 65 cm
Used thread: DMC
Amount of Colours: 21 by combining two numbers 33 shades
Kind of stitches: Cross-stitches and back stitches
Year of design: 2000
Amount of pages: 15
PDF size: 1020kB
A4 and Letter are both included in the order.

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