Chaitya is the name applied among the Buddhists to all objects proper to be worshipped. These were of three kinds
1. The relics of the body of Gotama, collected after his cremation.
2. Such things as have been erected on his account; i.e. images of his person.
3. The articles he possessed, such as his girdle, his alms-bowl, the robe he put on when he bathed, the vessel from which he drank water, and his seat or throne.