The Symbolism of the Stupa

The Symbolism of the Stupa

Adrian Snodgrass

A close analysis of the architecture of the stupa—a Buddhist symbolic form that is found throughout South, Southeast, and East Asia. The author, who trained as an architect, examines both the physical and metaphysical levels of these buildings, which derive their meaning and significance from Buddhist and Brahmanist influences.

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Interdisciplinary Studies : Asian Studies
Religion : Christianity

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