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Chaitya

 

the name for various sacred objects in India. In art history, the term is usually used in reference to an architectural type characteristic of Buddhist architecture in ancient and medieval India. It consists of an elongated cave cut into a cliff, with a vaulted ceiling and a stupa in the back as an object of worship.

chaitya

A Buddhist or Hindu sanctuary, shrine, or temple.
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Tenders are invited for Restoration And Conservation Of Further Area Of Chaitya Stupa Complex At Excavated Site, Udayagiri Dist.
Their topics include the appropriation of the goddess into the Puranic narrative: integration/appropriation in the Vamanapurana, the Yaksini Devi of Mangaon: appropriation of a Jain goddess by Bhrahminic Hinduism, whether Ravidas and the Ganga represent appropriation or contestation, the goddess Chinnamasta's severed head as a re-appropriation of the cosmic sacrifice, from a Saktipitha to Kuladaivata: the appropriation of goddess Jogai of Ambe, and Ekveera Devi and the son Kolis of Mumbai: whether the Kilis appropriated the Karle Buddhist Chaitya.
Covering an area of 23 hectares, it includes the remains of the principle stupa , four chaitya s, 11 vihara s and a large number of shrines.
Dupont noted the similarities of posture and naga in the late 10th-century chaitya from Kbal Sre Yeay Yin in northwest Cambodia (figure 8), which includes a Buddha in relief seated on the coils of a naga which also has seven long necks and crested heads.
And for Buddhaghosa, one who is engaged in recollecting the Buddha is to be venerated like a chaitya (Vism vii.
Ambedkar's ashes are currently interred at Chaitya Bhoomi, which is near the Indu Mill.
Chaitya Bhoomi is just a little off Dadar railway station, close to the sea where thousands of Dalits congregate on Dr B R Ambedkar's death anniversary each year.
Patan town is characterized by Durbar square nearly at the center of the town, numerous temples, viharas, public places in form of open squares, water fountains, Pati (semi covered shelter), Stupa and Chaitya.
Another thirty years after Marshall, and in reference to the siting of Chaitya VIII at the center of the monastic complex at Mahad, one of the numerous Buddhist caves sites in Western India, M.
The Disaster Management Authority, Mumbai, and Mumbai Police asked people not to panic, with the latter focusing on traffic guidelines and diversions for December 6, the death anniversary of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, which will be observed at Chaitya Bhoomi, on the Dadar seafront.
Ambedkar such as Janam Bhoomi, Mhow; Shiksha Bhoomi 10, King Henry Road, London; Deeksha Bhoomi, Nagpur; Chaitya Bhoomi, Mumbai; and Parinirvan Bhoomi, 26 Alipur Road, New Delhi were declared Panchtirth by the Government of India.
4) This makes the two caves--each of them a ribbed chaitya hall lined with tapering octagonal columns, ending in a rounded apse which encloses the perfect dome of a tall stone stupa--among the oldest rooms in the world, already 200 years old when Augustus started the rebuilding of Rome.