Sikhara


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Sikhara

The spire or tower over the shrine of an Indian temple.

sikhara, sikra

Pyramidal or curvilinear towerlike upper structure of a Hindu temple.
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1) Nagara shrines which feature the curving sikhara rising to the crowning ribbed (amalaka) finial developed five types, one of which is the Shekhari (multispired) type.
lEdward Hide breaks his right leg when Mercy Cure (Vic Mitchell) falls in the juvenile fillies' race at Lingfield won by Sikhara (Toby Balding/Joe Mercer).
The temple, which might have been plunged by the attack most brobably from outsiders, indicates the northern Indian sikhara styled (i.