caitya चैत्य

Definition: m. n. a funeral monument or stūpa- (q.v) or pyramidal column containing the ashes of deceased persons, sacred tree (especially a religious fig-tree) growing on a mound, hall or temple or place of worship (especially with and and generally containing a monument), a sanctuary near a village etc.

Dictionary: Monier-Williams
Literary Sources: Buddh., Jain., A1s3vGr2. i , 12, Para1s3., Ya1jn5. ii , 151 228, MBh.
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