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Sikhara: Śikhara, a Sanskrit word translating literally to "mountain peak", refers to the rising tower in the Hindu temple architecture of North India. Sikhara over the sanctum sanctorum where the presiding deity is enshrined is the most prominent and visible part of a Hindu temple of North India.

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Google previewLonely Planet Myanmar (Burma) (2017)

by Lonely Planet

Its name means 'Great Golden Cave' and its corn-cob sikhara is a scaled-down version of the one at Ananda. Inside are fine stucco carvings, a teak buddha and stone slabs that retell (in Pali) its history, including that it took just seven months ...

Google previewAlong the Path (2012)

The Meditator's Companion to the Buddha's Land by Kory Goldberg, Michelle Decary

Vlpassana meditators, then Dhamma Sikhara is a great place to come for sitting and serving, even ifit'sjust for a couple of hours per day. In addition to deepening your equanimity and compassion, this centre is an excellent place to foster ...

Google previewImperial Gazetteer of India ... (1908)

by James Sutherland Cotton, Sir Richard Burn, Sir William Stevenson Meyer

the eighth century ; but the sikhara is a curious approximation to the form of the early Northern Hindu or Indo-Aryan order, while in details the temple shows a strong leaning to the Dravidian. One is almost tempted to suppose that the ...

Google previewBenares (1989)

by Pierre-Daniel Couté, Jean-Michel Léger

The sikhara is a curions construction of superimposed mouldings on which it is not always easy to distinguish the real pigeons from the divine swan carved in sandsfone. The lemple presents a model derived from the lomb, of which if fo// ows ...

Google previewIndian Sociology Through Ghurye, a Dictionary (1997)

by S. Devadas Pillai

Rajput Architecture: Style, The Spire (Sikhara) The hall-mark of the North Indian temple, from the 7th cent is the ' sikhara' , a curvilinear spire which forms the roof of the sanctum or even other parts.

Google previewEncyclopaedia of the Hindu World (1992)

by Gaṅgā Rām Garg

The sikhara appearing over these temples is ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture (2013)

by Cyril M. Harris

sikhara, sikra A tower or spire, usually having a convex taper, of an Indian temple; esp. one crowned by an amalaka. sikbara: elevation sikhara: partial plan silex 1. Flint or flintstone. 2.

Google previewEncyclopaedia of North-East India (2001)

by Hamlet Bareh

The portico hall is covered with concrete slabs and centrally raised into a ten layered Sikhara truncated with the horns of Nandi. The ten layers of the Sikha depict the generation of ten forces (Dash-shakti). The Nandi is the vehicle ( vahana) of ...

Google previewReligions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, 2nd Edition [6 volumes] (2010)

A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices by J. Gordon Melton, Martin Baumann

with a pyramidal or rounded dome ( sikhara) enshrining the deities. During the 1920s a new type of temple was introduced ...

Google previewConcise Pāli-English Dictionary (1957)

by Ambalaṅgoḍa Polvattē Buddhadatta, A. P. Buddhadatta Mahāthera

Sikhara, nt. the top; summit; peak of a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Religions (2006)

by Bruno Becchio, Johannes P. Schadé

Sikhara In Indian temple architecture, the superstructure of spire above the sanctuary and also above the mandapas (halls); the most dominant and characteristic feature of the Hindu temple in North India. Sikh History The Sikh tradition began ...

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