Pagodas Evolved from Buddhist Stupas

Pagodas Evolved from the Buddhist Stupas, the first monuments of these types were built in India (circa 483 BCE), and described as a hemispherical mound, topped with a stack of discs. Each of these discs corresponds with a celestial domain. But the Pagodas that you and I are familiar with were developed circa 600 CE China.

Date:
      600 CE
Location:
      India, China


Additional Information:

  • Pagoda – Wikipedia
    A pagoda is a tiered tower with multiple eaves, built in traditions originating as stupa in historic South Asia and further developed in East Asia or with respect to those traditions, common to Nepal, India, China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Burma, Sri Lanka and other parts of Asia.
  • The Origin of Pagodas – China.org.cn
    Ancient Chinese architecture boasts a rich variety of styles and high levels of construction. There were residences, official buildings, palaces, temples, altars, gardens, bridges, city walls and so on.
  • pagoda | architecture | Britannica.com
    Pagoda, a towerlike, multistory, solid or hollow structure made of stone, brick, or wood, usually associated with a Buddhist temple complex and therefore usually found in East and Southeast Asia, where Buddhism was long the prevailing religion.
  • Pagoda – New World Encyclopedia
    A pagoda is the general term for a tiered tower with multiple eaves, common in China, Japan, Korea, Nepal, Vietnam, and other parts of Asia.
  • What is the Pagoda?
    A pagoda is a tiered tower with eaves commonly found in Nepal, Japan, China, Vietnam, Korea and rest of Asia. Pagodas were built with the purpose of serving a religious function and were often constructed within a temple complex. In Southeast Asia, a pagoda is cone-shaped monument built in honor of Buddha.

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