Definition of Chortens

1. chorten [n] - See also: chorten



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chortens

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chorten
chortens (current term)
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Literary usage of Chortens

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Buddhism in Tibet: Illustrated by Literary Documents and Objects of by Emil Schlagintweit (1863)
"chortens. • The motive for the erection of these monuments is identical to ... But a peculiarity of the chortens is the use which the Tibetans make of them. ..."

2. Lhasa: An Account of the Country and People of Central Tibet and of the by Perceval Landon (1905)
"It slowly rises to a height of nearly a hundred feet, almost every yard of the way being marked by images, chortens, The Ling-kor : Descending the rock. ..."

3. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) (1907)
"I visited -what I supposed were the ruins of the " fort," on a small hill between the Tibetan and Bhotia camps, but found only some ruinous chortens and ..."

4. Western Tibet and the British Borderland: The Sacred Country of Hindus and by Charles Atmore. Sherring (1906)
"... WEARING MASKS one sees a row of chortens or funeral memorials facing the main door and lights burning before each, and images between the chortens. ..."

5. Central Asia and Tibet by Sven Anders Hedin (1903)
"At the bottom of the gorge there were an immense number of chortens ("stone pyramids"; see ill., p. 581), as is generally the case near the temples in this ..."

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