Sweety Stay Original. 142 Questions 116 Answers 102 Best Answers 781 Points View Profile Sweety Asked: July 26, 20202020-07-26T19:58:27+05:30 2020-07-26T19:58:27+05:30In: UPSC CSE Describe Stupa Architecture Describe Stupa Architecture. historytemple architecture Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent Rajnish Optimist 145 Questions 255 Answers 237 Best Answers 1k Points View Profile Best Answer Rajnish Optimist 2020-07-26T20:37:55+05:30Added an answer on July 26, 2020 at 8:37 pm One of the oldest stupas is the Great Stupa at Sanchi, in central India. The world-famous stupa was first built in brick by Mauryan emperor Ashoka of the 3rd century BCE was later extended in stone to twice its original height. Stupa architecture includes: A hemispherical mound at top (Anda): The domed shape recalls a mound of dirt that was used to cover the Buddha’s remains. A square railing (harmika): The harmika is inspired by a square railing or fence circling the dirt mound, marking it out as a sacred burial ground. A central pillar supporting a triple-umbrella form (chattra): In addition, the chattra was derived from umbrellas placed over the mound to protect it against the elements. Enclosure wall with decorated gateways at the cardinal directions (toranas): The wall with three horizontal stone bars with its signature-surrounds the entire structure. A circular terrace (medhi): The terrace surrounded by a similar railing with three bars supports the anda and lifts it off the ground. 2 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer. Related Questions What are the Issues with Government of India Act, 1935? Tell us about the Government of India Act, 1935.
One of the oldest stupas is the Great Stupa at Sanchi, in central India.
The world-famous stupa was first built in brick by Mauryan emperor Ashoka of the 3rd century BCE was later extended in stone to twice its original height.
Stupa architecture includes: