How to Draw Chakrabja Mandala – ಚಕ್ರಾಬ್ಜ ಮಂಡಲ


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


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


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.


Draw a circle over the straight and inverted triangles.


Fourth Valaya

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


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:


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.


Please find attached details and more information about the same on


2. And the Mandala itself.

The following image courtesy:


25 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Hari on October 1, 2022 at 4:20 am

    It is very easy to draw petals if you use autocad,
    8 petals means 360/8 = 45°. . ,12 petals 360/12 = 30°, 24 petals 360/24= 15° ; 51 means 7.05 degrees but while drawing consider 7° make circles and draw construction lines according to above calculation .that’s it. You get accurately .


  2. Posted by Vishwanath on June 29, 2019 at 3:05 am

    Namaskara Madam,

    Yeshtu chennagi rangoli bidissiddira, dhanyavadagalu…

    Do you have a photo of it taken from the top, so that, I will take a print and frame it for nitya upasana.


  3. Posted by Archana on April 29, 2019 at 7:13 am

    Can we draw this Everyday in the Pooja room?


  4. Posted by sumana on September 5, 2018 at 2:24 am

    Thank you .You have explained very neatly..Every time I was thinking i just cant do this.Ill start from now onwards.


  5. Posted by MK on May 30, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Very good explanation
    Thank you


  6. Posted by purna chandra panda on April 26, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    Its a great thing.
    Can I have the details of relation of this Mandal to our sastra n Sri vishnu.?

    What the 8,12,24,51 petal denotes?
    Thank you very much for such a great job.


  7. Posted by anil Padaki on August 20, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    am interested​ in all rituals and madhwa receip kindly send the details and products list


  8. 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.


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

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


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

    Thumbs sulabhavagi kaliyabahudu …thank u so much


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

    very fine


  12. 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!


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

    thanks so much


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


  15. 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.


  16. 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.


  17. 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.


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