Circles: Daily Post Challenge 2016

Circles and spirals in Art: Rangoli floor design

Welcome Rangoli floor design: Art representation in Circles

                   Happy New Year 2016.

Circles add meanings and interpretations in our daily life. Circle denotes continuity, eternity, revolutions.  As a New year dawns, it ended another. A circle of new beginnings and endings. 

Let’s visit more circles with reference to

Circles are the most common shapes found everywhere: In the universe (Sun , Moon) Nature (flower centres, tree girth rings) Math (geometric shapes, wheel), Art (domes and designs), food and cooking(plates, containers and round fruits), at Kindergarten Circle time activities, toys and sport (ball, hoops, rings), etc. They lend a meaning in spiritual life too (cycle of birth and death, drawing of Mandala, magic circle of life, God is everywhere in the  circle of Universe).

 Maynard James Keenan wrote, “A circle is the reflection of eternity. It has no beginning and it has no end – and if you put several circles over each other, then you get a spiral.” 

Photos from my archives speak about circles.

Cooking on circular boards

Cooking on circular boards


Food and cooking: Soaked apricots in a circular steel vessel

Circular utensils and food items


Traditions and Spirituality: Chinese zodiac sign

Traditions and Spirituality: Chinese zodiac sign


Aesthetic Math: Palm straw hats

Circular shapes in everyday articles


Math makes sense: The Wheel

Math Shapes and circles


Using Circles in Architecture. Backdrop of circular cloud formations

Architecture uses circular designs and Circle shapes in Nature


Significance of circular designs and ritual plates during ceremonies

Significance of circular items in rituals and ceremonies


A new dawn. A new circle of life

A new dawn. A new circle of life

What are your interpretations of the circle?

About Veena S.

'Travel broadens the mind.' It's been a wonderful journey through the past few years, living and travelling to many countries. Certainly there were few eye openers, at other times just a comparison on cultures and food and cuisines. My blog is my learning journey to capture and re live these moments, share photographs and use technology. Come ...see the world with me.

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  1. वीणा , वर्तुळा बाबत बराच विचार केला आहेस की ! खूप छान ! आपण इतके निर्ढावलेले झाले आहोत की ह्या सगळ्याचा आपल्या आयुष्यात बहुमोलाचा वाटा आहे ही बाब क्षुल्लक म्हणून कानामागे टाकली गेली आहे ! अर्थात संस्कार भारती च्या रांगोळी च्या पहिल्या धड्यात हे शिकविले जात असणार ! अगदी पाण्याचा थेंब वरून खाली पडला तरी त्याचा गोलाकार होतो … पाण्यात च पडला तरी त्याचे तरंग गोलाकारच होतात … मजा आहे !

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