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Maṇḍalas and Yantras
(6,589 words)

Because of the popular interest in the topic, there has been considerable confusion about the meaning and significance of maṇḍalas. Some authors have indiscriminately dealt with Buddhist and Hindu maṇḍalas and arrived at excessively generalized conclusions. In secondary sources, maṇḍalas have been described …

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Bühnemann, Gudrun, “Maṇḍalas and Yantras”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 19 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2018

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