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mandala

(măn′dă-lă) [Sanskrit mandala, circle]
An ancient Hindu and Buddhist representation of the universe, used as a focal point for meditation.

Mandala

A design, usually circular, that appears in religion and art. In Buddhism and Hinduism, the mandala has religious ritual purposes and serves as a yantra (a geometric emblem or instrument of contemplation).
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While chlorogenic acid, quercetin, rutin, mandalic acid and hydro benzoic acid were detected in root extract at retention time of 6.58, 10.44, 22.63, 30.57 and 36.04 respectively.
The image for Kelly is alchemical, indicating the marriage of elements and also serving as a mandalic image of the cosmos.
The Diamond is a mandalic configuration, and is precisely symmetrical around its vertical axis: the complement of a given ratio can be found at the corresponding point in the other half of the Diamond.