Altar and Shrine
The Buddhist altar found in temples or homes are elaborately decorated wooden cabinets with doors that enclose and protect a religious image of the Buddha, Bodhisattvas or mandala. These are installed in the highest place of honor and centered. Sacred texts, relics and also contained in the different compartments of the altar. Other religious items such as candles, incense and offerings such as fruit and flowers are placed on shelf for meditation and observation of holy days.
Shrines: The Buddhist Shrine contain images, statues, relics associated with the Buddha, Bodhisattvas or mandala. These devotional shrine are found in meditation spaces, homes, dorms and offices. A shrine at which votive offerings are made is called an altar.