Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Terms of the Day for September 16

  • Pagoda – a general term for a multiple-tiered tower sometimes applied to religious monuments with a relic chamber such as the Shwezigon.
  • Wat – a term used for a Buddhist monastery complex in Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos.
  • Prang – in Thai cultures of Khmer, Sukhothai, and Ayutthayan, a tall, narrow monument representing the many levels of heaven in Buddhist belief.
  • Ubosot - a building in a Buddhist Wat, considered the holiest prayer room, that serves as the assembly hall where new monks are ordinated.

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