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  • noun Plural form of dagoba.


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  • On the afternoon of our arrival we took the outer circle and went past towering ruined temples called dagobas, remains of palaces once spacious and imposing, long rows of stately columns covering a wide space, ruined towers, statues, some headless and some showing traces of their former skill, immense tanks, and remains of buildings of many descriptions which are awaiting the patient investigation of the archæologist.

    Travels in the Far East

  • The former are simply the ancient cetiyas, called dagobas in Ceylon and zedis in Burma.

    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3

  • Only the sharpest eye could have noticed that the huge, yellow moon lifting above the bell-shaped domes of the ancient dagobas was not yet a perfect circle.

    The Fountains of Paradise

  • The three upper circular terraces are individually adorned with thirty-two, twenty-four, and sixteen openwork bell-shaped cupolas, or dagobas, each containing a Buddha in sitting posture.

    Travels in the Far East

  • The Thuparama is the oldest and most venerated of all the dagobas.

    Travels in the Far East

  • Much in this line has already been done, and active work is now being carried forward on some of the dagobas, the contribution of Buddhistic pilgrims who come from far and near largely aiding the cause.

    Travels in the Far East

  • It is deemed probable that they came from neighboring continents, and that their descendants possessed character and determination; that they were builders is shown by the erection of splendid edifices at an early date, and after the arrival of the royal Buddhist missionary, Mahindo (son of an Indian king), 306 B.C., fine dagobas and monasteries were added, each successive ruler seeming ambitious to excel his predecessor.

    Travels in the Far East

  • Near the monastery stand the sombre dagobas where repose the ashes of former abbots and monastery officials.

    Buddhism and Buddhists in China

  • The view from this highest gallery is magnificent; the great plain gave a wide vista, while beyond was an outline of the distant mountain range; nearer we saw great masses of green, through which shone the three great dagobas of Anuradhapura.

    Travels in the Far East

  • The best dagobas were crumbling, immense tanks broken, and general devastation succeeded where splendor had long reigned.

    Travels in the Far East


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