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'''Baha''' or bahi, also known by its sanskrit name "vihara", is the typical Nepali Buddhist monastery. It is a two-storied building, square in plan with open arcades (''dalan'') defining a courtyard. One or more shrines (''chaitya'') are found in the central axis of the courtyard, between the door and the main shrine.  
 
'''Baha''' or bahi, also known by its sanskrit name "vihara", is the typical Nepali Buddhist monastery. It is a two-storied building, square in plan with open arcades (''dalan'') defining a courtyard. One or more shrines (''chaitya'') are found in the central axis of the courtyard, between the door and the main shrine.  
  
 
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Western Buddhist fending his way to the Golden Temple in Patan

Baha or bahi, also known by its sanskrit name "vihara", is the typical Nepali Buddhist monastery. It is a two-storied building, square in plan with open arcades (dalan) defining a courtyard. One or more shrines (chaitya) are found in the central axis of the courtyard, between the door and the main shrine.