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shrine:

see pilgrimpilgrim,
one who travels to a shrine or other sacred place out of religious motives. Pilgrimages are a feature of many religions and cultures. Examples in ancient Greece were the pilgrimages to Eleusis and Delphi. Pilgrimages are well established in India (e.g.
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Shrine

A place, building, or structure made sacred by association with a historic event or holy personage; an altar, tomb, or chapel.

Shrine

 

a large casket in the form of a sarcophagus or box, or sometimes an architectural structure, often decorated with various pictures, precious stones, and the like and used to hold the remains of saints.

Shrines were set up in churches, usually in an elevated place under a canopy. Some shrines have great aesthetic value, such as the shrine of St. Sebaldus in the Church of St. Sebaldus in Nuremberg (bronze, 1508–19; sculptors, P. Fischer and sons) and the shrine of St. Sergius of Radonezh in the Trinity Cathedral of the St. Sergius Trinity Monastery (silver, 16th century, with a silver canopy from the 18th century).

shrine

A receptacle to contain sacred relics; by extension, a building for that purpose.

shrine

1. a place of worship hallowed by association with a sacred person or object
2. a container for sacred relics
3. the tomb of a saint or other holy person
4. RC Church a building, alcove, or shelf arranged as a setting for a statue, picture, or other representation of Christ, the Virgin Mary, or a saint
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