- (in Tibet) a monument to a distinguished Buddhist, especially a lama.
Origin of chorten
1890–95; < Tibetan chörten (spelling mchod rten)
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Examples from the Web for chorten
The ostensible object of his journey was to visit the sacred Chorten at Khatmandu and the shrines of Benares.The Unveiling of Lhasa
Here, too, they were busy making clay images to bury under the Chorten that they were building above the monastery.
I was told that the centre Chorten had been built over a very bad demon, and that it kept him down.