Glossary

Maṇḍapa
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TermMaṇḍapa
Alternative Termsmandapa, temple hall, temple-hall
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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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