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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.
Torana offers flexibility, with units in a choice of 320mm or 400mm deep and lengths from 250mm to 1200mm, in both wall and floor mounted designs.
Although the list of vehicles that were entered under Plan A was not made public until 1974, during much of the period it was believed to include the Holden and Torana (produced by GM Holden); the Falcon/Fairlane and Cortina (Ford); the Tasman/Kimberly/P76, 1500/Marina, and Mini (B.
Tenders are invited for Supplying Cleaning and hardware Material to various govt bunglow and supply Hardware material and Sanitari fitting G B Varsha torana Mukatagiri Dnyaneswari Shigiri Parnkuty puritan nandnvan Agadoot Satpuda jetwan and Royalstone at Malbar Hill Mumbai.
Called toran or torana, they may be made of beadwork or embroidered cloth, often embellished with glinting mirrors, sequins and tassels.
1390-1430s; figural proportions, garment style, jewellery, torana arch and pillars, lotus throne).
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.
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.
The classic cars on show will be the 48-215 (FX), FJ, FE, FC, EH, FB, HK Monaro, LJ Torana, HQ Monaro, HX Sandman and Commodore.