mantapa

or man·tap·pa

[ muhn-tuh-puh ]
/ ˈmʌn tə pə /

noun

a porch or vestibule of a Brahman temple.

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Also called chaori.

Origin of mantapa

< Hindi maṇḍap < Sanskrit maṇḍapa
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Example sentences from the Web for mantapa

  • A mantapa is an open temple, or halting-place for an idol on procession days.

    Old Daniel|Thomas Hodson