Moon (Chandra) Mandala Painting – Invoke Moon
The moon’s formis frequently shown as a circle in geometry. Although the Moon’s orbit around the Earth is elliptical, from Earth, it seems to be circular. Geometric shapeslike circles and crescents can also be used to depict the Moon’s phases, such as the full Moon and crescent Moon.The waxing and fading of the Moon’s light are thought to be represented by the crescent shape that is frequently used to portray the Moon in traditional Tibetan art. Traditional Tibetan sand drawings known as mandalas frequently feature geometric patterns and shapes, such as crescent shapes that stand in for the Moon.Traditional Tibetan sand paintings called Moon (Chandra) Mandalas are utilised as meditation and visualisation aids. It is believed to call forth the moon’s energy, which is linked to feelings, intuition, and the subconscious mind. Because it demands concentration and close attention to detail, making a Moon Mandala can be a form of meditation in and of itself. The completed painting can be disassembled and the sand used in a ritual to release the painting’s energy into the world. It is frequently used as a focal point for meditation.
It usually has a circular shape and shows sophisticated geometric patterns in addition to moon-related artwork including crescent shapes and celestial figures. Because it demands concentration and close attention to detail, making a Moon Mandala can be a form of
meditation in and of itself. The completed painting can be disassembled and the sand used in a ritual to release the painting’s energy into the world. It is frequently used as a focal point for meditation. One is said to be able to connect with the energy of the Moon and get understanding of their emotions and subconscious minds by meditating on a Moon Mandala.
There are various ways to call upon the power of the Moon:
To connect with the energy of the moon, one can concentrate on a moon mandala or on an image of the moon.
Some people engage in rituals to call upon the power of the Moon. Making sacrifices to the Moon, burning incense, or lighting a candle are some examples of this.
Nature: Spending time in nature and being outside during a full Moon might help you connect with the energy of the Moon.
Gemstones: The energy of the Moon can be summoned by wearing crystals or gemstones connected to it, such as Moonstone, Selenite, or Pearl.
Chanting: The energy of the Moon can be summoned by chanting mantras related to it, such as “Om Shrim Chandra Mangalam.”
It’s crucial to remember that, These are private rituals and beliefs, and different religions, civilizations, and traditions may use the Moon’s energy in different ways.
The Artist – Pieter Weltevrede
Pieter Weltevrede – is a Master “Sacred-Artist” based out of the Nederlands. After a many years of guidance, under his guru Late Harish Johari a successful author, a gifted painter and sculptor, a lifetime scholar, an inspiring teacher, a splendid cook, an ayurvedic massage miracle, etc., Pieter embarked on his own journey amalgamating ancient Indian knowledge with his own western sensibilities evolving an art form that appeals to todays international audience. He has been practising his art form from the last 40 years now.
His original paintings are in water colours on silk with a wash-technique that gives them a very three-dimensional feel. The complexity and detail in his works are a super-human endeavour as he continues to live a mundane life travelling between the Western World and India.
Here, ‘Goddess Saraswati’ paintings are printed on coated matt paper.
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