Pagoda: 2 definitions

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Pagoda means something in the history of ancient India, Hindi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Pagoda.—(EI 8-8), also called ‘star pagoda’; English name of the gold coin called hūn (hon) or varāha; probably so called because the coins often bore the representation of a temple called pagod or pagoda by the early European travellers. The word seems to have been derived from Sanskrit bhagavat or bhagavatī meaning the deities worshipped in the temples and also often figuring on the coins. Cf. ‘ṭaṅkakas stamped with the figure of the Bhagavat’ (Bhandarkar's List, No. 2033). Cf. Cīna-pagoda (SII 12), ‘the Chinese temple’; name of a Buddhist shrine at Nāgapaṭṭanam. Note: pagoda is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Pagoda.—also called ‘star pagoda’; Anglicised form of the name of the gold coin called gadyāṇa, hūn (hon) or varāha; since the word pagoda also meant ‘a temple’, the coin seems to have been so named owing to the representation of a temple or a deity on it; pagoda may be a corruption of bhagavatī meaning ‘the mother- goddess’. Note: pagoda is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Pagoḍā (पगोडा):—(nm) a pagoda, Buddhist monastery.

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