Definition of mandapa in English:

mandapa

noun

South Asian
  • (A) In southern India: a temple. (b) A temporary platform set up for weddings and religious ceremonies; a pavilion.

Origin

Early 19th century. From Sanskrit maṇḍapa (also with pronunciation maṇḍap) temporary festival building, pavilion, consecrated building.

Pronunciation

mandapa

/ˈmʌndəpə/