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mantapa

or mantappa

[muhn-tuh-puh] /ˈmʌn tə pə/
noun
1.
a porch or vestibule of a Brahman temple.
Also called chaori.
Origin of mantapa
< Hindi maṇḍap < Sanskrit maṇḍapa
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  • A mantapa is an open temple, or halting-place for an idol on procession days.

    Old Daniel Thomas Hodson

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