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chaitya

[chahyt-yuh]
noun
  1. a Buddhist shrine in India; stupa.
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Origin of chaitya

1870–75; < Sanskrit caitya, derivative of citā funeral pyre, akin to cinoti (he) piles up
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Historical Examples of chaitya

  • 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