- an object carved from wood or stone by Aboriginal tribes in central Australia and held by them to be sacred.
Origin of churinga
Examples from the Web for churinga
Historical Examples of churinga
They are: but I was speaking of Australian churinga nanja, of stone.
Among the Kaitish thunder is caused by the churinga of their “sky dweller,” Atnatu.
These churinga are of various sizes, down to a foot or less in length.
All these churinga are kept at sacred central stores, caves, or crevices.
Women may not go near these sacred stores, nor may they see a churinga.
- a sacred amulet of the native Australians