In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(holy place)santuario masculinesanto lugar masculinefeminine capillafeminine ermitaa shrine to the dead star — un altar / santuario a la desaparecida estrella
- He goes to pagan shrines, worships disgusting idols, and lends money for profit.
- On these days they do not enter temples or home shrines, or approach holy men.
- Both Jews and Muslims worship the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem as a holy shrine.
- Often there are many smaller buildings which include shrines to different Buddhas and Bodhisattvas as well as local folk gods.
- Another factor helping to disseminate new types of building and decoration was the movement of pilgrims over the vast network of routes linking churches housing prestigious holy relics and shrines.
- Its domed roof resembles the Dome of Rock, one of the Muslims' holy shrines in Jerusalem.
- When pilgrims and the holy men of the shrine gathered to hear Guru Nanak and question him, he sang in Persian.
- It was replaced by the older form, shrine Shinto, the worship of kami in shrines or sanctuaries, tended by priests.
- Securing awe and applaud from people standing on both sides of the road, the procession moved on to the holy shrine carrying the shawls with utmost respect.
- Shinto shrines and rituals were at first local and agricultural in nature, but eventually they became associated with larger entities, including clans and the nation itself.
- The holy shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri are closed for six months a year due to inclement weather and extreme cold.
- Twenty years ago this week the India army stormed the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar, the holiest shrine in the Sikh religion.
- Many of my friends who are non-Muslims wonder why they are not allowed to visit Makkah and Madinah during Hajj while Muslims are allowed to visit their holy cities and shrines.
- In 1925, Prince Adbul Aziz ibn Saud conquered the Hijaz, which included the two holiest Muslim shrines of Medina and Mecca, previously controlled by direct descendants of Mohammed.
- The Sikhs were also deprived of many historic shrines and holy places which were left in Pakistan.
- Buddhists frequently have personal shrines or altars in their homes.
- The first phase includes the construction of three principal shrines, dedicated to Lords Ganapati, Siva and Murugan.
- The government mounted a new Operation in May 1988 to displace these bandits from the holy shrine.
- There are countless other Buddhist and Shinto shrines and temples in Japan.
- Pilgrimages to shrines and holy places at home and abroad attract tens of thousands of people each year.
- Adriana hid the trinkets in her bedroom, in her little shrine with its statue of the Virgin.
- There is a new statue in the shrine, larger and gold-plated.
- Arizona's roadside shrines are considered religious sites, not tourist attractions; visit with respect.
- Backyard bouquets, notes, and cryptic ex voto objects are left at the small outdoor shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe.
- Dotted along the road were many little religious shrines illuminated by flickering candles and featuring nativity scenes.
- The shrine's niche was full of so many old flowers I couldn't even see which saint was in it.
- Religious shrines were important parts of the household structure.
- There are roadside shrines every other kilometer.
- The tabanka festival combines African-style shrines with a Portuguese religious parade.
- The church and Minster of St.Werburgs also would have commissioned him to make various ecclesiastical bronze ware such as Thuribles, Censers etc; possibly even elements to shrines and reliquaries.
- It is now accepted in art circles that the belt was a reliquary or shrine.
- The chests or reliquaries in which they were buried were often venerated as shrines and could also serve as an altar.
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