Shrine

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The tomb of Hojo Tokiyori, Meigetsu-in-Kita-Kamakura.

A Shrine is a reliquary or a place of worship at which devotion is paid to a sacred person or object. The site is usually hallowed by venerated objects.

A tomb of a saint could be considered a holy or sacred place. A reliquary is usually a highly-decorated container for holding holy objects.

Shrines are object of pilgrimage.


Shrine of Sayidda Zeinab.jpg

Shrine of Sayidda Zeinab, Damascus, Syria.

See also

Basilica of Guadalupe, Mexico City.
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