Definition of stupa in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈstuːpə


  • A dome-shaped building erected as a Buddhist shrine.
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    • Drawing closer, you could see the clutter of centuries of Buddhist veneration: stupas, Buddha images and incense-blackened shrines.
    • At first, the Kushans attacked Buddhism but eventually they became great patrons, building many monasteries and stupas.
    • Aihole is one of those remarkable sites that span time and has evidence of dolmens, Buddhist chaityas and stupas, Jain and Hindu temples.


from Sanskrit stūpa.

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