The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
in the religious architecture of Central Asian countries, primarily Mongolia, a lama’s tomb, a memorial, or other building derived from the stupa. The suburgan consists of a pedestal, a chamber for housing sacred objects, and a spire.
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