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Dharma
Law; Doctrine
Stupa
In Buddhist architecture, a bell-shped or pyramidal religious monument, made of piled earth or stone, and containing sacred relics.
Lakshana
designates the 32 marks of the historical Buddha.
axis mundi
A concept of the axis of the world which denotes a link between the human and celestial realms.
mandala
An image of the cosmos represented by an arrangement of the circles or concentric geometric shapes containing diagrams or images. Used for meditation or contemplation by Buddhists.
chaitya hall
A type of Indian Buddhist temple usually carved from a cave or rock formation.
urna
In Buddhist art, the curl of hair on the forehead that is a characteristic mark of a buddha. It is a symbol of divine wisdom.
chakra wheel
icon-wheel of the law
toranas
In Indian architecture, the ornamented gateway arch in a temple, usually leading to the stupa.
Yakshi
The female nature spirit who act as agents of the HIndu gods.
ushnishna
In Asian art, a round turban or tiara symbolizing roylaty, and when warn by a buddha, enlightenment.