Tibet Monks to Build the Sand Mandala in Moscow

June 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Interfax


Monks of a largest Tibetan monastery will build mandala from sand in the Roerich museum in Moscow.

"It is for the first time that mandala in Russia is dedicated to Green Tara - one of the most venerated gods in the Tibet Buddhism - a god of long and healthy life who grants priceless vital energy and power to everyone appealing to it," the museum told Interfax.

Buddhist mandala symbolizes cosmic principle that guides processes of all things. It represents a graphic drawing of any given god and Buddhists believe that it restores broken balance in nature and harmonizes relations among living creatures of all the worlds.