Himalayan Art Resources

Publication: Bon Chorten (Drawings)

Publication: Bon Chorten | Bon Religion Main Page | Bon Chorten Main Page

Chorten (Tibetan: mchod rten): a reliquary mound comparable to the Buddhist stupa. Bon chorten can be immediately distinguished from the Buddhist stupa by a set of Horned Eagle (kyung) horns that are placed on the top of the spire. In the Bon Religion there are 121 chorten designs intended for use on the earth. There are a further 121 for the sky and another 121 for the underworld.