- a Buddhist shrine in India; stupa.
Origin of chaitya
1870–75; < Sanskrit caitya, derivative of citā funeral pyre, akin to cinoti (he) piles up
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This disagreement is very embarrassing when people try to conjecture the antiquity of this or that vihara or chaitya.From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan
Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky