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Mandala: Ritual Mandala Plate (Wood)

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Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Ritual Mandala Plate Description (below)
- Types of Mandalas Glossary List
- Deity Subjects
- Ritual Use
- Masterworks
- Confusions
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Ritual Mandala Plates are intended to lay flat on a shrine with various offering objects surrounding on the four sides. The two most common mandala plates are Vajrayogini and Maha Vairochana. Others such as Amitayus and Akshobhya can also be identified but less often. The plates are typically square in shape, although occasionally a round mandala plate can be found.

Jeff Watt [updated 11-2018]