A Stupa is a tower or steeple erected atop Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist temples and tombs, sometimes erected as a standalone monument. The stupa is a symbol for the elementary organization of the universe according to Hindu cosmology. A stupa is composed of four parts (from the base, up), symbolizing the five tattwas, or elements:


Earth Air Fire Water Spirit/Aethyr Elemental makeup of the stupa

Related Symbols:

Buddha's Foot

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veenaga March 22, 2012 at 10:41 am

Spirit, Air and Fire are like a man thanks giving the God for providing water and Earth.
On Earth, three fourths of Water, on one fourth of Earth the fire stands, and the cool Air is ready to hug the fire, with the spirit of God.

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