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Stupa (Chaitya): Religious Context & Sites

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Sanskrit: Chaitya Tibetan: Chorten

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Jeff Watt 8-2005 [updated 4-2017, 3-2020]

Lotsawa House: Stupas

bod brgyud nang bstan lha tshogs chen mo bzhugs so, 2001. ISBN 7-5420-0816-1. Pages 1133-1138.
Source Texts:

Toh 507/883. The Dhāraṇī for Secret Relics. གསང་བ་རིང་བསྲེལ་གྱི་གཟུངས། · gsang ba ring bsrel gyi gzungs. Guhya­dhātu­dhāraṇī. [13 pages]

Toh 601/884. The Dhāraṇī for a Caitya. མཆོད་རྟེན་གྱི་གཟུངས། · mchod rten gyi gzungs. Caityadhāraṇī. [14 pages]

Toh 602/921. The Dhāraṇī that Makes Erecting One Reliquary Like Erecting Ten Million.
མཆོད་རྟེན་གཅིག་བཏབ་ན་བྱེ་བ་བཏབ་པར་འགྱུར་བའི་གཟུངས། · mchod rten gcig btab na bye ba btab par 'gyur ba'i gzungs.

(The images below are only a selection of examples from the links above).