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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The Mokti Kyaung examples include additional stupas interspersed in an inscription on the obverse and a larger sikhara with stems and Bodhi leaves emerging from the sides of the arch and banners from the apex.
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.
Although the name, Kakrebihar, implies a vihara or monastery but, in fact, the site is nothing more than a sikhara styled temple that consist of several miniature sikharas in successive layers of the superstructure.
The temple measures 4.45 meter high and represents common sikhara style.