Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Buddhist countries, a monumental structure containing relics of Buddha or of some Buddhist saint.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun East Indies A dome-shaped structure built over relics of Buddha or some Buddhist saint.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A stupa.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Sinhalese

Examples

  • Dagobah is a rewording of the Buddhist term dagoba, a kind of tomb housing relics of respected Buddhist teachers.

    starwars.com Blogs

  • 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.

    Through Central Borneo; an Account of Two Years' Travel in the Land of Head-Hunters Between the Years 1913 and 1917

  • What the church is to Christianity, and the temple is to Hinduism, the pagoda (sometimes called "dagoba") is to Buddhism.

    India, Its Life and Thought

  • 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.

    Buddha’s Savage Peace

  • 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.

    Buddha’s Savage Peace

  • 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.

    Buddha’s Savage Peace

  • 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!”

    A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms

  • By command of the King, a special tomb was built for Hanuman, in the shape of the traditional bell-shaped shrine or dagoba.

    The Fountains of Paradise

  • The topmost terrace is crowned by a large cupola, or dagoba.

    Travels in the Far East

  • CEYLON: The Ambustala dagoba now marks the spot of the meeting.

    Travels in the Far East

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.