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The entrance to the Phra Viharn Luang (meeting hall) at Wat Suthat, one of the most important Buddhist temples in Bangkok
The entrance to the Phra Viharn Luang (meeting hall) at Wat Suthat, one of the most important Buddhist temples in Bangkok
two viharns and a chedi at Wat Phra That Chang Kham, Nan
two viharns and a chedi at Wat Phra That Chang Kham, Nan
chedi and viharn at Wat Suan Tan, Nan
Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang, Laos

A wat (derived from the Pali word avasa as well as from the Sanskrit word avasatha) is a monastery temple in Cambodia, Laos or Thailand. The word "wat" (Thai วัด) (sometimes rendered "vat" when referring to Laos) means "school." Strictly speaking a wat is a Buddhist temple and school with resident monks. A Buddhist site without resident monks cannot correctly be described as a wat, although the term is frequently used more loosely, even for ruins of ancient temples. Wat or wet, known as tsebhi in Tigrinya (also wot; Amharic , Tigrinya ) is an Ethiopian and Eritrean stew which may be prepared with chicken, beef, lamb, a variety of vegetables, and spice mixtures such as berbere and niter kibbeh, a seasoned clarified butter. ... This article is about the Southeast Asian temple. ... Image File history File links Mergefrom. ... Sala kan parian (Thai: ศาลาการเปรียญ, study hall) is a multi purposed hall in Wat used for religious activities. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 1600 pixel, file size: 358 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo by User:Adam Carr, July 2006 I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 1600 pixel, file size: 358 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo by User:Adam Carr, July 2006 I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3648 × 2736 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3648 × 2736 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3648 × 2736 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3648 × 2736 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 308 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo by User:Adam Carr, January 2006 I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 308 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo by User:Adam Carr, January 2006 I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Pali (IAST: ) is a Middle Indo-Aryan dialect or prakrit. ... Sanskrit ( , for short ) is a classical language of India, a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism, and one of the 23 official languages of India. ... Monastery of St. ... Temple of Hephaestus, an Doric Greek temple in Athens with the original entrance facing east, 449 BC (western face depicted) For other uses, see Temple (disambiguation). ... A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE. It had subsequently been accepted by...


In everyday language in Thailand a wat is any place of worship except a mosque. Thus wat cheen is a Chinese temple (either Buddhist or Taoist), wat khaek is a Hindu temple, and wat kris or wat krit or wat fa-hrang is a Christian church. The Masjid al-Haram in Mecca as it exists today A mosque is a place of worship for followers of the Islamic faith. ... Taoism (Daoism) is the English name referring to a variety of related Chinese philosophical and religious traditions and concepts. ... Hinduism (known as in modern Indian languages[1]) is a religious tradition[2] that originated in the Indian subcontinent. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is...


Structure

A typical Buddhist wat consists of the following buildings:

  • chedi - (from Sanskrit: Chaitya - Temple) เจดีย์ usually conical or bell-shaped buildings, often containing relics of Buddha;
  • viharn or wihaan (from Sanskrit: vihara and Pali vihaan ) - วิหาร a meeting and prayer room;
  • mondop (from Sanskrit: Mandapa) - มณฑป a usually open, square building with four arches and a pyramidal roof, used to worship religious texts or objects.
  • sala- ศาลา a pavilion for relaxation or miscellaneous activities; from Sanskrit: Shala - School)
  • bot or ubosoth - อุโบสถ the most holy prayer room, also called the "ordination hall" as it is where new monks take their vows. Architecturally it is similar to the vihara; the main differences are the eight cornerstones placed around the bot to ward off evil. The bot is usually more decorated than the viharn. (from Pali: Uposatha)
  • haw klawng - drum tower ;
  • haw rakhang - bell tower.

The living quarters of the monks, including the kutis (monk cells) are separated from the sacred buildings. The Great Stupa at Sanchi. ... Sanskrit ( , for short ) is a classical language of India, a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism, and one of the 23 official languages of India. ... Vihara (विहार) is Sanskrit or Pali for (Buddhist) monastery. ... [[LiItalic textLink title == Headline text == Media:Example. ... Freshly renovated Sala in Wat Rajbopit, Bangkok A Sala (Thai: ศาลา) is an open pavilion in Thai-style. ... ubosoth A ubosot(h) (อุโบสัถ) is a building in a Buddhist wat in which ordinations take place. ... Pali (IAST: ) is a Middle Indo-Aryan dialect or prakrit. ... Uposatha days are times of renewed dedication to Dhamma practice, observed by both lay people and monastics throughout the world of Theravada Buddhism. ... The Tripiṭaka (Sanskrit त्रिपिटक, lit. ... There are a great variety of Buddhist texts. ...


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A wat is a Cambodian, Lao or Thai Buddhist temple.
The word "wat" (sometimes rendered "vat" when referring to Laos) means "school," and the training of monks is an essential feature of all wats.
A Buddhist site without resident monks cannot correctly be described as a wat, although the term is frequently used more loosely.
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