Definition of Gompa
1. Noun. A Buddhist ecclesiastical fortification of learning, lineage and sadhana in Tibet, India, Nepal, or Bhutan. ¹
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Definition of Gompa
1. a temple [n -S] - See also: temple
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Literary usage of Gompa
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Trans-Himalaya: Discoveries and Adventures in Tibet by Sven Anders Hedin (1909)
"It is singular that the Hindu pilgrims seem to hold the Lamaistic monasteries in veneration; at least I saw them bow before the Lamaistic gods in Tugu-gompa ..."
2. A Summer Ride Through Western Tibet by Jane E. Duncan (1906)
"ON the morning of the 22nd of June we went up to the gompa and were met at the entrance to ... The gompa is a queer place, full of dark, ill-kept rooms with ..."
3. Where Three Empires Meet: A Narrative of Recent Travel in Kashmir, Western by Edward Frederick Knight (1895)
"On the mountain-side, near the village, is a gompa, or monastery of lamas, to which I hastened with my camera as soon as we had established ..."
4. Tibet: The Country and Its Inhabitants by Fernand Grenard (1904)
"... -Sources of the Mekong—Tachi gompa ; hostile monks ; a great Tibetan fair—The exploration of the basin uf the L'ppcr Mekong ..."
5. The Marches of Hindustan: The Record of a Journey in Thibet, Trans-Himalayan by David Fraser (1907)
"The gompa was a regular curio-shop of old ecclesiastical treasures, among which we noticed some very old-fashioned scale armour. Everything was dirty and ..."
6. Sport and Politics Under an Eastern Sky by Lawrence John Lumley Dundas Zetland (1902)
"... gompa. I made Sal tana hold on to my heels while I wriggled to the edge and got the rifle over. From here I tried to shoot, but am almost certain that I ..."