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Origin: 1870–75; < Sanskrit caitya, derivative of citā funeral pyre, akin to cinoti (he ) piles up. :10. :09.

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Bhaja & Karle
Ajanta Caves
NEPAL (Volume 2) The Worship: Monuments and Feasts
chaityas”; one in the heart of Patan, and.
Tukan Bahal Stupa
chaityas erected within hundred years. Antiquity century.
Aj anta Caves
Chaityas and Viharas. Chaitya was a place for worship while the Vihara was the dwelling-place of the monks.

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Mahaparinirvana Express Pellegrinaggio in treno sulle orme di Buddha
Buddha raggiunse l'Illuminazione, Sarnath, dove Buddha ricevette i primi insegnamenti, e Kushinagar dove Buddha raggiunse il Nirvana. In questi posti si possono conoscere preziosi esempi di arte e architettura come gli Stupas, i Chaityas ei Viharas.

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Chaitya - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A chaitya is a Buddhist or Jain shrine including a stupa.
Indian Heritage - Architecture - Chaityas
Chaityas are the halls enclosing the stupas.
chaitya grihas of ajanta, karla and bedsa buddhist caves
Mar 22, 2011 Chaityas are buddhist prayer halls that house a stupa . The word chaitya has its roots in sanskrit chita ~ meaning a pyre or a pile of ashes.
Chaitya Hall, Karli | ArchitectureCourses.Org
Chaitya Hall in Karli was built between 50 and 70 AD in India out of stone and earth.
Chaitya grihas or halls of worship were built all over the country either of brick or excavated from rocks.

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