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- n. A pillared hall or porch fronting a Hindu temple. It may be attached or detached from the building.
- n. A temporary platform or sacred tent used for a Hindu wedding or other religious ceremony.
Sanskrit मण्डप, मण्टप (maṇḍapa, maṇṭapa) "pavilion, mandapa", a non-native word perhaps from the same source as मठ (maṭha) "hut, hermit's cottage". (Wiktionary)