Harmika

Harmika

A square enclosure on top of the dome of a stupa.
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39) O estupa possui cilindro e faixa com motivo de vedika ao redor; domo hemisferico e um harmika com cinco plataformas invertidas; acima, um yaufa e um unico chattra representados, que alcancam o teto; o domo mede 0,60m.
Included here as well is a discussion, illustrated with drawings, of how these reliefs were attached to the architecture, which reads well with the eighth section, on architectural elements (pegs, brackets, capitals, harmika, and chattra).
Their discussion focuses on such features as the figures representing the four maharajas (the guardians of the cardinal directions) on the harmika, the braces supporting the chattras atop the stupa, the floral decorations on the base, and the square base with three levels.