sikhara, sikra

Pyramidal or curvilinear towerlike upper structure of a Hindu temple.
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I, no more than yourself, have seen the Chaldean masonry works constructed according to the sacred form of the Sikra, nor the temple of Solomon, which is destroyed, nor the stone doors of the sepulchre of the kings of Israel, which are broken.
Steve Sikra, materials science and technology manager at Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, said brand owners do indeed want to use use recycled PP.
Maxi:zahahadid architects: museum of XXI, sikra Rizzoli, newyork, u.s., 43.
The translation of the fifth sikra of the Vaigesika Sutras, for instance, is hardly a translation at all: "Prthivi, apa, teja, vayu, kala, dik, atma, and mana are the dravyas" (p.
Martin and Rangers Charity Foundation manager Connal Cochrane visited the village of Sikra, which will benefit from one of the seven new centres.
Makot 21a): "He [the person who tattoos himself] writes first on his flesh [skin] with "sam" or "sikra" [two kinds of ink or paints], and then he makes incisions into the skin with a needle or with a knife.
There he meets a little boy, Sikra, who helps him see the beauties of life, using his intact senses.