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mantapa

or man·tap·pa

[ muhn-tuh-puh ]
/ ˈmʌn tə pə /
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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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How to use mantapa in a sentence

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

    Old Daniel|Thomas Hodson
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