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Unformatted text preview: circumambulation. First thing built at site. Series of rings, axis creation. Circumambulation was worship. Translation of wood into stone, horizontal translation of wood construction. Gates are symbolic – prevent axial approach – walk around stupa while reciting vedic hymns. Stupa is a solid object. Caitya Hall, Karli, India, ca AD 100-25 – Rock cut architecture – Metaphor for religious growth. Two kinds – bahara and meditation hall. Horseshoe shaped arch, column marker at entry. Processional movement towards stupa. The rock carving was a pretense of supporting structure. Rock carvings throughout outside of façade. Mini stage set with horse shoe arch. Barrel vault with center naïve, circumambulation. Barrel vault decorated with arch beams. Barrel vault – remarkable columns with figures decorating top....
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- Fall '08
- Buddhism, Stupa, Great Stupa, Barrel vault, Large stupa, Reliquary mound temple