A stūpa is a mound-like or hemispherical structure containing relics that is used as a place of meditation. A related architectural term is a chaitya, which is a prayer hall or temple containing a stupa.
|Head of the Buddha at Borobudur Java 8th century||
The world's largest Buddhist monument draws pilgrims from around Southeast Asia to a remote hilltop in central Java. ... Borobudur was constructed in the eight and ninth centuries during the golden era of ...
|Description of a Stupa||
The stupa is an important form of Buddhist architecture, though it predates Buddhism. It is generally considered to be a sepulchral monument a place of burial or a receptacle for religious objects. At its simplest, a stupa is a dirt burial mound faced with stone.
|Stupa at Borobudur 8th Century AD||
Barabudur is a 7th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple in Magelang Regency, not far from the town of Muntilan, in Central Java, Indonesia.
|Stupa at Borobudur Java 8th Century||
The Borobudur monument combines the symbolic forms of the stupa, the temple mountain and the mandala.
|A Stupa dagaba in Sri Lanka||
Stupas, also called dagebas and cetiyas, are considered an outstanding type of architectural creation of ancient Sri Lanka. Under the influence of Buddhism, there were several changes in the field of architecture in Sri Lanka. The stupa commands a prominent place among these changes.
|A Stupa Chorten in Tibet||
Stupa (Chorten in Tibetan) is an important religious monument in Tibet expressing significant religious symbolism and presenting Buddha's physical presence.