Definition of stupa
: a usually dome-shaped structure (such as a mound) serving as a Buddhist shrine
Recent Examples of stupa from the Web
In Myanmar, people performed exercises near the Shwedagon pagoda, the landmark Buddhist stupa in Yangon.
With its sweeping view of the Shwedagon Pagoda, a glittering golden stupa and Myanmar’s top cultural attraction, the Esperado Lake View Hotel should be in an enviable spot.
Wangchuk, 50, plans to build up to 20 ice stupas, each capable of supplying millions of gallons of water.
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Origin and Etymology of stupa
First Known Use: 1876See Words from the same year
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