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- n. A stupa.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A dome-shaped structure built over relics of Buddha or some Buddhist saint.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Buddhist countries, a monumental structure containing relics of Buddha or of some Buddhist saint.
Dagobah is a rewording of the Buddhist term dagoba, a kind of tomb housing relics of respected Buddhist teachers.
It dates from the eighth or ninth century after Christ, and in reality is not a temple, but a so-called dagoba, dedicated to the keeping of some Buddhist sacred relic which was deposited in the dome, its principal part.
What the church is to Christianity, and the temple is to Hinduism, the pagoda (sometimes called "dagoba") is to Buddhism.
Other breaks in the forest revealed the occasional bell-shaped Buddhist dagoba, or stupa, with its soaring-to-heaven whiteness against the otherwise fungal-green tableau.
Kasyapa Buddha (M. B., p. 97) with the following sentence: — “After his body was burnt, the bones still remained in their usual position, presenting the appearance of a perfect skeleton; and the whole of the inhabitants of Jambudvipa, assembling together, erected a dagoba over his relics one yojana in height!”
By command of the King, a special tomb was built for Hanuman, in the shape of the traditional bell-shaped shrine or dagoba.
The topmost terrace is crowned by a large cupola, or dagoba.
CEYLON: The Ambustala dagoba now marks the spot of the meeting.
The cupola, or dagoba, was at one time entirely closed, but when opened some years ago it was found to contain a large unfinished figure of Buddha.
Of the cone which formerly surrounded this dagoba nothing is left except part of the pedestal, a stone block afterwards fashioned into a seat five feet high by ten feet broad.
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