Consider the following differences between Chaityas and Viharas:
- While Viharas were for the purpose of living, Chaityas were assemblies for the purpose of discussions
- While Chaityas were with Stupas, Viharas did not have Stupas
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
Both are correct statements
Both early Chaityas and Viharas were made by woods and later stone-cut Chaityas and Viharas were made. Chaitya was a rectangular prayer hall with a stupa placed in the centre, the purpose was prayer.
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