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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.
Assistant Commissioner Waqas Aslam Marth along with officials of the Revenue Department and Punjab Department of Archaeology and Museum along with other quarters visited the site of ancient Buddhist monastery and stupa enlisted on world heritage site and carried out land demarcation in the light of available revenue record.
Assistant Commissioner Waqas Aslam Marth along with officials of the revenue department and Punjab department of archeology and museum visited the site of ancient Buddhist monastery and Stupa and carried out land demarcation in light of the available revenue record.
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