Definition of mandap in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌndəp/
(also mandapam /ˈmʌndəpʌm/)


1(In southern India) a temple porch.
Example sentences
  • Outside the main entrance to the temple is a stone mandapam and around this area are several shops that sell anything from lead and stone vessels to brass and bronze prayer items.
  • Once he reached the temple, he was thrilled and ecstatic and, threw away all his clothes and entered the mandapam only in a small piece of loincloth.
  • The original mandapam where the king used to rest while visiting the temple is quite unrecognisable now.
1.1A temporary platform set up for weddings and religious ceremonies.
Example sentences
  • According to the police, additional security would be provided around the mandapam where the wedding is scheduled to take place.
  • He is then escorted to the mandap while the rest of the party takes seats among the audience.
  • She was ceremoniously brought to the mandapam by the groom's maternal uncle.


From Sanskrit maṇḍapam.

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