Showing posts with label Buddhist architectural design. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Buddhist architectural design. Show all posts

Hinduism - What Is A Vihara?

 


A central courtyard was encircled by a number of tiny apartments in an early architectural type known as a vihara.

Individual cells in the little rooms and a shared area in the vast middle space—this was originally a Buddhist architectural design meant to provide a living place for the monks.

The pattern was included into the oldest Hindu temples, such as those in Aihole.



~Kiran Atma


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