Mantapam, Maṇṭapam: 1 definition

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Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Maṇṭapam (மண்டபம்) noun < maṇḍapa.

1. Pavilion in a temple or other place used during festivals for the reception of idols when they are carried in procession, generally a square or rectangular hall with a flat roof supported by pillars; திருநாளில் சுவாமி தங்கு வதற்காகக் கட்டப்பட்ட கற்கட்டடம். [thirunalil suvami thangu vatharkagak kattappatta karkattadam.]

2. Temporary saloon or open shed decorated for festive occasions; அலங்காரப்பந்தல். [alangarappanthal.] (W.)

3. Public hall or rest house; சாவடி. [savadi.]

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Maṇṭapam (மண்டபம்) noun See மண்டலம்¹ [mandalam¹], 9. (J.)

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