When the stupa was discovered the villagers had already carried off the greater part of the monument to build their cottages with the stones and bricks of it.
Thupa; Sanskrit, stupa), that is, memorial mounds, standing on the level top of a small sandstone hill about 300 ft.
The town is of great interest for the antiquary as one of the chief centres of the Buddhist kingdom of Vengi, and for its stupa (sepulchral monument).
Very careful and artistic representations of the stupa with its daghoba and interesting rail, pillars and sculptures will be found in Fergusson's Tree and Serpent Worship, and in his History of Indian Architecture (1876).
1 In 1909 the excavation of a ruined stupa near Peshawar disclosed a casket, with an inscription of Kanishka, and containing fragments of bones believed to be those of Buddha himself.
That which is nearest the rind is called stupa [` tow '1, inferior to the inner fibres, and fit only for the wicks of lamps.
Cunningham, The Stupa of Bharhut (London, 1879); T.
The buildings (including a stupa 40 ft.