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    • Buddhist architecture

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    • Christian architecture

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    • Church architecture

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    • Hindu temple architecture

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    • Islamic architecture

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    • Jain architecture

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    • Jain Rock-cut architecture

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    • Mosque architecture

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    • Rock cut architecture

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    • Sharqi architecture

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    • Sikh architecture

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    • Synagogue architecture

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    • Taoist temples

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    • Temples

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    • Sacred architecture

    • Sacred architecture (also known as religious architecture) is a religious architectural practice concerned with the design and construction of places of worship and/or sacred or intentional space, such as churches, mosques, stupas, synagogues, and temples. Many cultures devoted considerable resources to their sacred ar ... Read »


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    • Bema

    • The bema, or bima, is an elevated platform used as an orator's podium in ancient Athens. In Jewish synagogues, it is also known as a bimah and is for Torah reading during services. In an Orthodox Jewish synagogue, a bema is the raised area around the aron kodesh, or the sanctuary. In antiquity it was made of stone, but ... Read »


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    • Buddhist architecture

    • Buddhist religious architecture developed in the Indian Subcontinent in the 3rd century BCE. Three types of structures are associated with the religious architecture of early Buddhism: monasteries (viharas), places to venerate relics (stupas), and shrines or prayer halls (chaityas also called chaitya grihas), which la ... Read »


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    • Chandavaram Buddhist site

    • Chandavaram Buddhist site

      Chandavaram Buddhist site is an ancient Buddhist site in Chandavaram village in Prakasam district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Situated on the bank of Gundlakamma River, the site is 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) northwest of Donakonda railway station. The Chandavaram Buddhist site was built between the 2nd centur ... Read »


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    • Church architecture

    • Church architecture refers to the architecture of buildings of Christian churches. It has evolved over the two thousand years of the Christian religion, partly by innovation and partly by imitating other architectural styles as well as responding to changing beliefs, practices and local traditions. From the birth of Ch ... Read »


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    • Church architecture of England

    • Church architecture of England refers to the architecture of buildings of Christian churches in England. It has evolved over the two thousand years of the Christian religion, partly by innovation and partly by imitating other architectural styles as well as responding to changing beliefs, practices and local traditions ... Read »


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    • Gavit

    • A gavit (Armenian Õ£Õ¡Õ¾Õ«Õ©) or zhamatun (Armenian: ժամատուն) is often contiguous to the west of a church in a Medieval Armenian monastery. It served as narthex (entrance to the church), mausoleum and assembly room. The gavit, the distinctive Armenian style of narthex, appeared in th ... Read »


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    • Hindu temple architecture

    • The Hindu temple architecture is an open, symmetry driven structure, with many variations, on a square grid of padas, depicting perfect geometric shapes such as circles and squares. In ancient Indian texts, a temple is a place for Tirtha - pilgrimage. It is a sacred site whose ambience and design attempts to symbolica ... Read »


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    • House of One

    • The House of One is a religious structure being built in Berlin. It will be the world's first house of prayer for three religions, containing a church, a mosque, and a synagogue. It is to be built in Fischerinsel, on the site where the first church in Berlin, St Peter's, once stood. ... Read »


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    • Hypaethral

    • Hypaethral is an ancient temple with no roof. (From the Latin hypaethrus, from Ancient Greek ὕπαιθρος hupaithros ὑπό hupo- "under" and αἰθήρ aither "sky, air".) It was described by the Roman architect Vitruvius in his treatise On Architecture written for the emperor ... Read »


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    • Kailasapuram Ayya Vaikundar Temple

    • The Kailasapuram Ayya Vaikundar Temple is a Hindu temple in Peruvilai village, Kailasapuram, Tamil Nadu, India. It is dedicated to Ayya Vaikundar (Ayya Vazhi), a manu Narayana avatar which arose from the sea and manifested in Mudisoodam Perumal (c. 1810 - c. 1857). In 1836, Ayya founded Samathva Samajam, a human rights ... Read »


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    • Kshetram

    • Kshetram (Kshetra) literally means a place. In Hindu mythology, it is referred to as the physical holy location where a temple or a collection of temples, its tank and deities exist. There exist privileged regions and places where energy in the form of terrestrial magnetism rises heavenward. As per Hindu religious myt ... Read »


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    • List of National Treasures of Japan (shrines)

    • The number of Shinto shrines in Japan today has been estimated at more than 150,000. Single structure shrines are the most common. Shrine buildings might also include oratories (in front of main sanctuary), purification halls, offering halls called heiden (between honden and haiden), dance halls, stone or metal lantern ... Read »


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    • List of National Treasures of Japan (temples)

    • The term "National Treasure" has been used in Japan to denote cultural properties since 1897. The definition and the criteria have changed since the inception of the term. The temple structures in this list were designated national treasures when the Law for the Protection of Cultural Properties was implemented on June ... Read »


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    • List of oldest church buildings

    • This article lists some but by no means all of the oldest known church buildings in the world. In most instances, buildings listed here were reconstructed numerous times and only fragments of the original buildings have survived. These surviving, freestanding buildings were purposely constructed for use by congregation ... Read »


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    • List of the oldest mosques

    • The designation of the oldest mosque in the world requires careful use of definitions, and must be divided into two parts, the oldest in the sense of oldest surviving building, and the oldest in the sense of oldest mosque congregation. Even here, there is the distinction between old mosque buildings that have been in c ... Read »


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    • Mammisi

    • Mammisi (Mamisi) is a term used for a small chapel attached to a larger temple, and associated with the nativity of a god. The word is derived from Coptic. Its usage is attributed to Jean-François Champollion. The most important surviving examples are from the Ptolemaic and Roman periods in Egypt. ... Read »


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    • Mihashira Torii

    • Mihashira Torii or Mitsubashira Torii (三柱鳥居, Three-pillar Torii, also 三角鳥居 sankaku torii) are a type of torii gate found in Shinto architecture. Like its name implies, it is a triangular structure that appears to be formed from three individual torii. It is thought by some to hav ... Read »


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    • Moolavar

    • Moolavar or Mulavar is a Sanskrit word referring to the main deity in a Hindu Temple. Moola means "main", which in turn refers to the primary deity in the temple. The sanctuary inside the Hindu temple is called Garba griha (dwelling of the embryo). The sanctum is located at the centre of the temple, and its only openi ... Read »


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    • Narthex

    • The narthex is an architectural element typical of early Christian and Byzantine basilicas and churches consisting of the entrance or lobby area, located at the west end of the nave, opposite the church's main altar. Traditionally the narthex was a part of the church building, but was not considered part of the church ... Read »


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    • Oldendorfer Totenstatt

    • The Oldendorfer Totenstatt is a group of six burial mounds and megalith sites in Oldendorf north of Amelinghausen in the valley of the River Luhe in Lüneburg district in the German state of Lower Saxony. It consists of dolmens (sites 1, 3 and 4) and tumuli (sites 2, 5 and 6). Inside the chamber of site 2 and 4 ... Read »


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    • Parish close

    • Parish close is a translation of the French term enclos paroissial. It refers to a number of locations in Brittany, mainly though not exclusively in the historic diocese of Léon, corresponding roughly to the northern half of the département of Finistère. These feature an elaborately decorated parish church sur ... Read »


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    • Refectory

    • A refectory (also frater, frater house, fratery) is a dining room, especially in monasteries, boarding schools, and academic institutions. One of the places the term is most often used today is in graduate seminaries. It derives from the Latin reficere "to remake or restore," via Late Latin refectorium, which means "a ... Read »


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    • Rock-cut architecture

    • Rock-cut architecture is the creation of structures, buildings, and sculptures, by excavating solid rock where it naturally occurs. Rock-cut architecture is designed and made by man from the start to finish. In India and China, the terms 'cave' and 'cavern' are often applied to this form of man-made architecture. Howev ... Read »


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    • Roman temple

    • Ancient Roman temples were among the most important buildings in Roman culture, and some of the richest buildings in Roman architecture, though only a few survive in any sort of complete state. Today they remain "the most obvious symbol of Roman architecture". Their construction and maintenance was a major part of anci ... Read »


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    • Saint Anna Church, Yerevan

    • Saint Anna Church, Yerevan

      Saint Anna Church (Armenian: Սուրբ Ô±Õ¶Õ¶Õ¡ Եկեղեցի Surb Anna Yekeghets'i) is an Armenian Apostolic Church opened in 2015 in the Kentron District of Yerevan, Armenia, adjacent to the 13th-century Katoghike Church. On July 4, 2009, a ground blessing service was conducted by C ... Read »


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    • Sancta Sanctorum

    • The Sancta Sanctorum chapel (Italian: Chiesa di San Lorenzo in Palatio ad Sancta Sanctorum) is a chapel entered from the Scala Sancta (holy staircase) of the Lateran Palace, Rome. The artwork of the Sancta Sanctorum in Rome was the basis for the art at Assisi. The chapel is the only building from the old Lateran palace ... Read »


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    • Sanctum (temple)

    • Sanctum (Temple) is a sacred place, in a shrine within a temple or church. It also refers to a sacred place of pilgrimage. The Latin word sanctum is the neuter form of the adjective "holy". ... Read »


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    • Sanctum sanctorum

    • Sanctum sanctorum

      The Sanctum Sanctorum is a fictional building appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics and is the residence of Doctor Strange. The building first appeared in Strange Tales #110 (July 1963) and is located at 177A Bleecker Street in New York City's Greenwich Village neighborhood, a reference to the ad ... Read »


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    • Shikharbaddha mandir

    • A shikharbaddha mandir is a traditional Hindu place of worship, typically featuring architecture characterized by pinnacles and domes and often built of carved marble, sandstone, or other stone. While such mandirs are common in many branches of Hinduism, the use of the term shikharbaddha mandir to describe such mandirs ... Read »


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    • Starry vault

    • A ceiling painted with stars frequently occurs as a design motif in a cathedral or Christian church, and replicates the Earth's sky, at night. The dome of Lovely Lane Methodist Church in Baltimore, designed by Stanford White, was decorated with the stars as they were thought to have appeared in the night sky on th ... Read »


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    • Synagogue architecture

    • Synagogue architecture often follows styles in vogue at the place and time of construction. There is no set blueprint for synagogues and the architectural shapes and interior designs of synagogues vary greatly. According to tradition, the Divine Presence (Shekhinah) can be found wherever there is a minyan, a quorum, of ... Read »


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    • Temple

    • A temple (from the Latin word templum) is a structure reserved for religious or spiritual rituals and activities such as prayer and sacrifice. It is typically used for such buildings belonging to all faiths where a more specific term such as church, mosque or synagogue is not generally used in English. These include Hi ... Read »


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    • Theertham

    • Theertha (Theertha) literally refers to water. In Hindu mythology, it is referred to as the physical holy water body associated with a temple or deity. There exist privileged regions and places where energy in the form of terrestrial magnetism rises heavenward. As per Hindu religious mythology, Prana (gravity) pulls l ... Read »


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    • Triadic pyramid

    • Triadic pyramids were an innovation of the Preclassic Maya civilization consisting of a dominant structure flanked by two smaller inward-facing buildings, all mounted upon a single basal platform. The largest known triadic pyramid was built at El Mirador in the Petén Basin of Guatemala; it covers an area six times a ... Read »


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    • Uthsavar

    • Uthsavar or Utsavar is derived from the Sanskrit word, Utsavam, a festival predominantly referring to Hindu religion. In Hinduism, it is referred to the festival deity's moorthi usually taken during temple festival processions. Utsavar moorthis are generally made of metal, and Moolavar murthi is usually made of stone. ... Read »


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    • Wangu Pavilion

    • Wangu Pavilion is located on Lion Hill, within the Old Town of Lijiang district, Yunnan, China. The wooden Pavilion was reconstructed in 1997 as part of the Lijiang areas' declaration as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wangu Pavilion means 'the pavilion of everlasting clarity'. Within the Yunnan provence, the origin ... Read »


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