Asked in Taoism
What is the shwedagon pagoda?
Asked in Buddhism
Who is Tapassu and Balluka?
528 BCE According to legend, Tapassu and Balluka, two North Indian traders who lived in a city of Pushkaravat, offered Siddhatha Gautama his first meal after his enlightenment. The Buddha gives eight strands of his hair to the two brothers; who brought the strands to eastern coast of Sri Lanka and enshrined in a small pagoda in an area called 'Thanthirimale'. the pagoda was called "Giri-hadu-Saya" in present day Trincomalee. Later it was renovated, enlarged several times by various kings of ancient Sri Lanka. Recently during an excavation the archeologists uncovered a collection of enshrined hair in a casket which believed to be the strands brought by 'Tapassu & Balluka'. Another theory says the strands are brought back to Burma and enshrined in the Shwedagon Pagoda. Thus, according to history, this is the year when the Shwedagon Pagoda was built.
Asked in Religion & Spirituality, Vietnam
What are the most famous temples in Vietnam?
Top 10 Vietnam famous temples: 1/. Perfume Pagoda 2/. One Pillar Pagoda - Chua Mot Cot 3/. Temple of Literature Hanoi 4/. Tran Quoc Pagoda 5/. Tay Phuong Pagoda 6/. Bai Dinh Pagoda in Ninh Binh 7/. But Thap Pagoda 8/. Thay Pagoda 9/. Thien Mu Pagoda 10/. Keo pagoda (See the related link for further information)
Asked in History of China, History of Japan
Why is the Japanese pagoda different in construction from Chinese pagodas?
Asked in Asia
What is a name for an Asian temple with 6 letters?
What is Pagoda Street named after?
What is a landmark starting with the letter s?
St. Peter's (the Vatican); Sydney Opera House (Sydney, Australia); St. Mark's Cathedral (Venice); St. Patrick's Cathedral (New York City); Sistine Chapel (Vatican); Sears Tower (Chicago); San Quentin State Prison (California); Sing Sing Correctional Facility (New York); Sky Tower (Auckland, New Zealand); The Smithsonian Museums (New York City); Shwedagon Pagoda (Buddhist pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar); Stonehenge (Wiltshire, England)
What is pagoda street name after?