Which of the following terms is associated with the architecture of a Buddhist Stupa?
  • a)
    Gopuram
  • b)
    Harmika
  • c)
    Garbhagriha
  • d)
    Mandapam
Correct answer is option 'B'. Can you explain this answer?

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  • The harmika is a small platform with a railing located at the very top of a Buddhist stupa. Sometimes umbrellas were mounted in the harmika as a symbol of honour and respect.
  • A gopuram is a monumental entrance tower at the entrance of a Hindu temple in the Dravidian architecture of Tamil Nadu.
  • Mandapam is a Hindu temple architecture; it is a pillared hall or pavilion for public rituals.
  • A garbhagriha or sannidhanam is the sanctum sanctorum, the innermost sanctuary of Hindu and Jain temples where murti resides.

The harmika is a small platform with a railing located at the very top of a Buddhist stupa. Sometimes umbrellas were mounted in the harmika as a symbol of honour and respect. A gopuram is a monumental entrance tower at the entrance of a Hindu temple in the Dravidian architecture of Tamil Nadu. Mandapam is a Hindu temple architecture; it is a pillared hall or pavilion for public rituals. A garbhagriha or sannidhanam is the sanctum sanctorum, the innermost sanctuary of Hindu and Jain temples where murti resides.
The harmika is a small platform with a railing located at the very top of a Buddhist stupa. Sometimes umbrellas were mounted in the harmika as a symbol of honour and respect. A gopuram is a monumental entrance tower at the entrance of a Hindu temple in the Dravidian architecture of Tamil Nadu. Mandapam is a Hindu temple architecture; it is a pillared hall or pavilion for public rituals. A garbhagriha or sannidhanam is the sanctum sanctorum, the innermost sanctuary of Hindu and Jain temples where murti resides.