Mandala

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dkyil 'khor - Mandala. 1) 'Center and surrounding.' Usually a deity along with its surrounding environment. A mandala is a symbolic, graphic representation of a tantric deity's realm of existence. 2) A mandala offering is an offering visualized as the entire universe, as well as the arrangement of offerings in tantric ritual [RY]

dkyil 'khor - 1) mandala. 'center and surrounding.'. 2) circle. 3) disc [as in sun. moon.]. 4) sphere. 5) entirety. 6) fullness. 7) whole something. 8) holy place. 9) celestial abode. See also {dal}. 10) circumference. 11) globe. 12) region. 13) sphere; circle, circumference, disk. 1) mandala. 2) formation of deities or enlightened attributes. 3) sacred diagram; 1) mandala. 2) disc [as in sun. moon.] [RY]

dkyil 'khor - mandala [RB]

dkyil 'khor - mandala table; the square table, where all the offering are arranged. It is also called offering seat (mchod khri), offering table (mchod stegs) and shrine (mchod bshams - mchod gshom) [RY]

dkyil 'khor - mandala, hand mudra, center-periphery, reality patterning, an elaborate preparation symbolizing the building and ordering of the whole universe to be offered to the Guru, merit from building mandala, awareness (understanding mandala as nothing in itself, refers to the intentional structure of experience), 3 basic ones (ting nge 'dzin, lus, de bzhin nyid), whole tableau, cosmic circle, body-mind of guru or dakini, female organ, offering plate, globe, sphere, disc mandala, center-circumference, symmetrical yantra, external symbolical ideal representation of the mind, internal visualized palace (example: The Rangjung Yeshe Gilded Palace of Dharmic Activity) with principal deity and retinue pattern, snow lizard, fabulous frog, circle, circumference, magic diagrams, region, surroundings, suburb [JV]


---Mandala details--- khyams corridors

gral phyam/gral phyam ma rafter

gru chad corner of courtyard

glo 'bur parapets

sgo doors or porticos

sgo khang porticos

sgo khyud archways

tog finial

rta bab(rta babs kyi snam bu) literally a 'step for climbing down from a horse', gateways, steps. The causal tababs are 'steps' and the resultant are 'layers of decorative cornices.'

thog phub roof canopy

thog 'bubs dome

mthong khung skylights, lantern

dral phyams battens and joists

drva phyed lattice-work, ornamented frieze, hanging tassels

mda' yab balcony, parapets, ledge, balustrade, eave (motif), corbels, pagoda roof.

'dod snam /'dod yon gyi snam bu literally the 'terrace of sense pleasures', stylobate, projecting ledge (Khamtrul Rinpoche: veranda), corridors, terraces, galleries

pu shu coping, “polish parapets”, railing, fence

pha gu a particular 'frieze' level at the top of the walls.

bar khyams courtyard, internal galleries, an outer terrace.

bya dab projecting molding, eaves, pagoda roof.

ma them lintels

ya them thresholds

logs foundation

shar bu water spouts, an ornament in the shape of upside down water vase of the kind used by monks, 'sharbu' frieze.

From [Lotsawa School]