Brill's Encyclopedia of Jainism Online

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Like members of other religious communities, Jains have constructed edifices as shelter, for the display of revered objects, and for conducting practical and religious activities. This article focuses on sacred structures and edifices raised in clos…

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Hegewald, Julia, “Architecture”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Jainism Online, Edited by: John E. Cort, Denison University, Paul Dundas, University of Edinburgh, Knut A. Jacobsen, University of Bergen, Kristi L. Wiley, University of California, Berkeley. Consulted online on 20 September 2019 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20190121

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