caitya चैत्य

Definition: noun (masculine neuter) a funeral monument or Stūpa or pyramidal column containing the ashes of deceased persons (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))a Jain or Buddhist image (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))a sanctuary near a village (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))hall or temple or place of worship (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))sacred tree (esp. a religious fig-tree) growing on a mound (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))

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