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Book: Buddhism in Five Minutes

Chapter: 49. What are the Main Buildings and Symbols of Buddhism?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.40788


Buddhism began as a religion of simplicity and modesty, but as it grew and spread over the centuries its expression became increasingly ornate and elaborate in terms of both buildings and symbols.

Chapter Contributors

  • Arjuna Ranatunga ( - aranatunga) 'SOAS, University of London'