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What is a Stupa??

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Asked by cyrus irani, 31 Jan '10 09:45 am
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A stupa (from Sanskrit: m., , stpa, Pli: "thpa", literally meaning "heap") is a mound-like structure containing Buddhist relics, once thought to be places of Buddhist worship, typically the remains of a Buddha or saint. -Wiki
Answered by Narayana Raja, 31 Jan '10 12:03 pm

 
  
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Originally a Stupa meant : "A dome-shaped shrine erected by Buddhists". But now it's extended to any pillar like monument built in memory of some important person or event. The Famous Asoka Pillar in the city of Chennai, in Tamil Nadu is a tall stone pillar - a prominent land mark in the name of Emperor Ashoka.
Answered by Arakuzha Ramachandran, 31 Jan '10 10:45 am

 
  
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A dome-shaped shrine erected by Buddhists .A stupa is a symbol of enlightenment and is one of the most ancient icons of Buddhist art. Stupas are also the oldest and most prevalent forms of Buddhist architecture. More than just being examples of art and architecture, these holy monuments were designed with deep symbolism and sacred geometry. Filled with Buddhist relics, and other holy objects, stupas emanate blessings and peace.
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 31 Jan '10 09:54 am

 
  
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A mound shaped structure where buddhist worship
Answered by vivek singh, 31 Jan '10 09:47 am

 
  
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