Chaitya arch

Chaitya arch

A recurring motif in Hindu architecture depicting miniature arches derived from a cross section of a vaulted chaitya hall.
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It is called a chaitya arch when used on the facade of a chaitya hall."
Beyond that frieze a painted balcony with chaitya arches is shown, each with two persons, one portrayed playing a musical instrument and the others holding flower baskets and mirrors in their hands.