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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 A.B., “Architecture”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Jainism Online, Denison University University of Edinburgh University of Bergen University of California, Berkeley John E. Cort, Paul Dundas, Knut A. Jacobsen, Kristi L. Wiley. Consulted online on 22 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2020

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