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shake the pagoda tree

dated To obtain or earn money very quickly and readily, especially in colonial India during its time as part of the British Empire. A pun referencing the pagoda, a gold coin formerly issued in various dynasties of southern India, and the Plumeria rubra, a deciduous plant commonly called the "pagoda tree." By securing illegal inside deals with politicians and local business authorities, Sir Fleetwood looked to shake the pagoda tree for everything it was worth.
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The Pagoda was the vision of the late Venerable Dr Rewatta Dhamma who was born in Myanmar in 1929.
The 2-meter-high pagoda, enshrining a lock of Buddha's hair, sits atop a huge human head-shaped granite boulder 30 meters in circumference that itself rests precariously on a cliff-face ledge about 1,100 meters above sea level.
The Ladywood pagoda is topped by a 60ft golden dome and spire, with the entrance being guarded by two giant red, white and gold lions.
The Upper Chinese Pagoda was one of a number of features that had appeared to have deteriorated since a section of the former festival site was restored and reopned to the public three years ago this month.
Travelers will next drive to the Duong Lam ancient village, then start biking to explore the Red River Delta, with its village gates, banian trees, temples, communal houses, pagodas, and ancient homes that are more than 300-400 years old.
The Thai statement claimed the pagoda built by Cambodia in 1998 ''is situated on Thai territory.
Outreach has been one of the essential tasks of just about any publicly-funded arts body in recent years, and there is nothing to be lost by exploring the possibilities with the Pagoda, kicking a few ideas around to see what could be done.
The modern pagoda structures have been evolved from the ancient Indian Stupa, a tomb-like pillared structure where sacred relics could be kept safe and venerated.
THE vandalism of a pagoda at Redcar's Zetland Park, within days of it being unveiled, is outrageous.
Burmese Ashin Rathapala stumbled across the thieves as they lined up leather bound scriptures and bronze Buddhist sculptures at the Buddhist Peace Pagoda in Ladywood.
Buddhist monks at Birmingham's Peace Pagoda in Ladywood are welcoming the public into their place of worship and showing them more about their culture.
All 31 statues are believed to have been made in the 12th to 13th centuries and are being kept by a local pagoda committee, Um Sok told Kyodo News.
CYWAITH CYMRU and the National Museum are collaborating on a special project to be based in the National Museum's pagoda on the maes.
Fifteen fire engines were called to the scene as the blaze devastated the former Pagoda restaurant after starting in the recently closed C&A shop in Lower Precinct on Saturday night.