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torana

An elaborately carved ceremonial gateway in Indian, Buddhist and Hindu architecture, with two or three lintels between two posts.
See also: Gate

torana, toran

A monumental and richly decorated gateway in the enclosure of a Buddhist stupa in Indian architecture.
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A torana (as defined in the glossary of Dhar's book on the topic) is an "arched portal or festoon.
Tenders are invited for Indian-Style Torana Gate In Brickfields Area At Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Called toran or torana, they may be made of beadwork or embroidered cloth, often embellished with glinting mirrors, sequins and tassels.
However, the niche is embellished with trefoil torana overarching the figure and an additional small chhatra can be seen above the head of the Buddha.
FUNNIEST thing I've heard this week is that rough and not-so-ready Holden of Australia is taking on the BMW 3-series with a car called the Torana.
Tenders are invited for Construction of RCC structure for Torana Gateway at Little India, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, for High Commission of India, Kuala Lumpur.
Caption: 6 Patan Museum door with gilded copper repousse torana.
Spanning a bow from an architectural depiction on the east torana of Sanchi 1 (plate 1) to monastery and palace depictions of the last century (plates 14-16), Marialaura Di Mattia's observations on architectural frames in Western Himalayan art are too general and unsystematic for a focused and specialized volume such as this one.
Tenders are invited for Stone-Work Contract For Torana Gate In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
In the case of Yetkhabahah in Kathmandu, Slusser concentrates on both the figural struts and the elaborately carved exceptional torana of its shrine.
The most elaboratd one over the main door is a copper repousse torana of Padmanritesvara, an eighteen-handed image of Avolokitesvara in the dancing posture with a lotus in each of his hands.
Tenders are invited for Construction of Multilpurpose Cyclone Shelter Under MCS at Torana