stupa

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stupa a dome-shaped shrine erected by Buddhists
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stupa A mound or monument commemorative of Buddha.
    • n Stupa stū"pȧ (Med) See 1st Stupe.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Stupa stū′pa a Buddhist monument: a dagoba or shrine of Buddha.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Skr. stūpa,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sans.

Usage

In literature:

A few exist sculptured on the earliest Buddhist Stupas.
"Indian Fairy Tales"
Seven persons or communities sent requests for a portion of the relics, saying that they would erect a stupa over them and hold a feast.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
He founded rest houses and hospitals, as well as monasteries and thousands of stupas.
"Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
The earliest known relics are those discovered in the stupa of Piprava on the borders of Nepal in 1898.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
There are the remains of many other topes (or stupas) in the neighbourhood.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
Yes, a partly ruined stupa, or dagoba, is still standing on that very spot.
"The Buddhist Catechism" by Henry S. Olcott
And from the stupa No.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 6" by Various
The word stupa has now become corrupted into tope, by which word you will find it designated by modern writers on India.
"Sagas from the Far East" by Various
In the country of Rama there stood a brick stupa or tower, about a hundred feet high, in the time of Hiuen-Tsiang.
"Human Animals" by Frank Hamel
The inscriptions already mentioned at Bhuvanecvara refer to a stupa which Acoka built at Tosali in Orissa.
"The History of Antiquity, Volume IV (of 6)" by Max Duncker
Another stupa, not as massive as the Dhamek, was passed before reaching the ruins.
"Seven Legs Across the Seas" by Samuel Murray
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In news:

The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, whose 10-day consecration concluded today, "has been built exactly according to the Tibetan tradition," said Reginald A Ray, a professor of Buddhist studies at Naropa University in Boulder, Colo.
A Buddhist stupa has been ordered to be removed from New Mexico's Petroglyph National Monument.
Buddhist stupa to be moved from Petroglyph National Monument.
A Buddhist stupa has been order removed from New Mexico's Petroglyph National Monument.
Buddhist stupa to be moved from NM Petroglyph Park.
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A Buddhist stupa has been order removed from New Mexico's Petroglyph National Monument.
A Nepalese woman lights prayer candles at the stupa Boudhanath for the Buddha 's birthday in Kathmandu.
Buddhist stupa to be moved from Petroglyph National Monument .
Stupas and temples dot the countryside, and the red and saffron robes of Buddhist monks and nuns are rarely out of sight.
Recently, it appeared the Park Service was going to remove the stupa and that had Buddhists up in arms.
Then national groups like Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility jumped in and questioned the legality of the stupa on federal land.
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