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Chakra - Circles of India - Table of Contents

First Online: April 1, 2001
Page Last Updated: October 18, 2017

Chakra (from Sanskrit) -- a wheel, a circle, a disk, an infinite loop, center of energy, Lord Krishna's weapon.

Wheels and Spokes

Indians invented the zero. They might as well have invented the wheel*, going by the prehistoric cave paintings found in central India that depict carts and potteries. A Chakra decorates the Indian national flag,  and it was a humble spinning wheel what symbolized India's freedom and self-reliance. 

Here's a pictorial exhibition to mark India's greatest contribution to mankind and mankind's own greatest invention. Circles of India depicts the role of the the circle in Indian folklore, sculptures, mythology and history.

-Vikas Kamat

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See Also:

  • Temples on Wheels -- the chariot festivals of India
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* most sources attribute the origins of the wheel to Mesopotamia.

Circles in Indian Life & Culture
Circles of India

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Golden BanglesWheel of the Sun Temple in KonarkThe Floral ClockThe Circle of FireWheels inside Wheels
The Chakra PositionThe Muladhara Chakras in the Human BodyKarnas Wheel of MisfortuneChakras on the WallThe Matsya Chakra
Multi-purpose WheelsGeometrical Designs of Palm LeafThe Racing WheelsChakras on the WallMans First Assembly
National ChakraAbandoned WheelsChakra DesignThe Wheel of FreedomChakra Design
Chakra Design

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