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A dome-shaped monument used as a Buddhist or Jainist reliquary or commemorative shrine. Also called tope3.

[Sanskrit stūpaḥ, tuft of hair, crown of the head, summit, stupa.]


(Buddhism) a domed edifice housing Buddhist or Jain relics. Also called: tope
[C19: from Sanskrit: dome]


(ˈstu pə)

n., pl. -pas.
a dome-shaped mound or monument used as a Buddhist shrine.
[1875–80; < Skt stūpa]


A three-dimensional mandala used on a shrine. It represents the Buddha’s mind.
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Noun1.stupa - a dome-shaped shrine erected by Buddhists
shrine - a place of worship hallowed by association with some sacred thing or person
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There were hundreds of pieces, friezes of figures in relief, fragments of statues and slabs crowded with figures that had encrusted the brick walls of the Buddhist stupas and viharas of the North Country and now, dug up and labelled, made the pride of the Museum.
The land which was illegally transferred is located adjacent to the encroached path to ancient Buddhist Stupa and monastery Dharmarajika which dates back to 3rd century B.C, and is listed as UNESCO World Heritage and accredited for being one of the earliest Buddhist monuments.
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The site originally housed a cluster of seven ancient temples, along with a Buddhist stupa and the home of a warrior - built between 6th and 13th century.
Banerji in 1918 who had opined that there are signs of a Buddhist Stupa. Majumdar excavated both A and B areas and found rare things from there.
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