How to Draw Chakrabja Mandala – ಚಕ್ರಾಬ್ಜ ಮಂಡಲ

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I had posted the Chakrabja Mandala – ಚಕ್ರಾಬ್ಜ ಮಂಡಲ in December 2012. Not sure how time flies, and I never had the chance to show how to draw this. Yesterday, Ms. Asha texted me on Whatsapp, and asked me how to draw the same. I sent her a link about the details, and finally decided I need to show digitally how to draw this great Mandala on this occasion of Madhwa Navami.

So, here is a step by step illustration on how to draw the same. I have shown how to draw 8 Lotus petals, but you can repeat the same for 12, 24, and 51 lotus petals.

May our Guru Madhwacharya bless us all.

First Valaya:

Draw a triangle

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Draw a circle inside the triangle so it creats three houses within the triangle but outside the circle as shown below:

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I will update the details to be written within each triangle and lotus as well soon.

Second Valaya:

Draw a circle on the triangle as drawn above, which now creates three areas as shown below:

CB-Step4Third Valaya:

Over the second Valaya as drawn above, draw two triangles, one straight  and another inverted. This will give rise to six small triangular spaces.

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Draw a circle over the straight and inverted triangles.

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Fourth Valaya

Draw eight petalled Lotus over the third Valaya drawn as shown below:

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P.S: Please refer to the actual image posted, I couldn’t draw the petals in any software properly. Please pardon me here.

Draw a circle over the 8 Lotus petals as shown below:

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Fifth Valaya :

The fifth Vlaya consists of Lotus with twelve (12) petals. Same as above, draw petals and enclose with a circle.

Sixth Valaya :

The sixth Vlaya consists of Lotus with twenty four (24) petals.

Same as above, draw petals and enclose with a circle.

Seventh Valaya :

Lastly the seventh Valaya consists of fifty one 51 petals. No circle here.

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Please find attached details and more information about the same on dvaita.org.

1. http://www.dvaita.org/misc/chakramandala.html

2. And the Mandala itself.

The following image courtesy: dvaita.org.

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13 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by K G Bhimsen Doss on January 29, 2015 at 12:09 am

    I was wondering how they draw such “complicated figure. Many thanks for the details given.

    Reply

  2. Posted by shanthisethuraman on January 29, 2015 at 4:23 am

    I love to draw this Rangoli as you instructed on the post. It looks very beautiful and I am used to draw small Rangoli in my pooja room.

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  3. Posted by shanthisethuraman on January 29, 2015 at 5:17 am

    I find the above Rangoli is superb. I am used to drawing small Rangoli , Now I have learned to draw big Rangoli from this site.
    Thanks for sharing the same.

    Reply

  4. Awesome. Thank u so much for the guidance. Lord Srihari sits on this Mandala during everyday Pooja!

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  5. Posted by Prathibha Acharya on January 30, 2015 at 6:43 am

    thanks so much

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  6. Posted by rathna rao on July 31, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Yeshtu sulabhavaagi haelikottidderi Meera avare!Many Thanks!God bless u and ur family!

    Reply

  7. Posted by venugopal rao on January 21, 2016 at 12:09 am

    very fine

    Reply

  8. Posted by Shilpa sanjay on March 16, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Thumbs sulabhavagi kaliyabahudu …thank u so much

    Reply

  9. Posted by kallappachar N on May 18, 2016 at 4:28 am

    Drawing method is super easy to learn …..thanks a lot

    Reply

  10. Posted by Ravindracharya. KUSUGAL on August 29, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Outline drawing is OK.Please let us know what to write inside mandalas with few details. Anyway easy way of drawing given by you is excellent. DHANYAVAD.

    Reply

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