Published: 27.12.2012
Mandapam, Mandapas, Mandapas, Mantapa, Maṇḍapa

Sanskrit: मंडप

A pillared outdoor hall in indian architecture.

The hall of a Jain temple.

Creating an approach to the inner shrine, the temple hall usually has columns and ritual equipment. It may display idols if the temple belongs to a murti-pujaka sect. The hall is where the congregation gathers for rituals of worship, to hear sermons and readings of sacred texts and to sing hymns and perform dances.


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