(in Tibet) a monument to a distinguished Buddhist, especially a lama.
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How to use chorten in a sentence
The ostensible object of his journey was to visit the sacred chorten at Khatmandu and the shrines of Benares.The Unveiling of Lhasa | Edmund Candler
Here, too, they were busy making clay images to bury under the chorten that they were building above the monastery.Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921 | Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
I was told that the centre chorten had been built over a very bad demon, and that it kept him down.Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921 | Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury