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'''Vihara''' means temple in sanskrit and refers to the Buddhist temples in India and Nepal, where they are also called [[baha]] or biha.
'''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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Revision as of 16:25, 10 February 2009

Vihara means temple in sanskrit and refers to the Buddhist temples in India and Nepal, where they are also called baha or biha.