ONE WITH THE UNIVERSE

MOHAMMAD AZAD AND AVIRUP BASU

The artwork is amalgamation of enegy, asana, focus and thythem. A mandala is a circular figure representing the universe in Hindu symbolism. As we all know, India has been the pioneer in introducing Yogic teachings. According to those teachings, there are 114 chakras in the body.

However, here I have shown seven major chakras. Each layer of these Yogic postures in this mandala represents one of the seven major chakras in the body. It is beleived that by aligning one's chakras with the rhythm of the universe through an appropriate Yoga asana, one can channelise one's energy towards attaining ultimate bliss.

The red dot in the center is Bindu or Bindi in Hinduism. Bindu, which is known as the third eye chakra, is a point or dot around which a mandala is created, representing the universe. In the past, the area between the eyebrows (where a bindi is placed) is said to be the sixth chakra or Ajna, which is the seat of concealed wisdom. It is said that bindi retains energy and strengthen concentration. The Nasadiya Sukta of the Rig Veda, the earliest known Sanskrit text, mentions the word Bindu."