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Parts of a Nagara Shaili "Dwara" (Door/Entrance)

1. Uttaranga - Top part, A door frame Surmount. Generally Trimurtis with their consorts are found in this level.

2. Lalatabimba - Crest Figure, like the area between our eyebrows. With the icon in this space we can identify the god inside the temple or Garbha Griha. If Garuda is in the space, it's Vishnu inside.
3. Shakha - Bands/Layers, different layers like Patra Sakha (Floral Band), Gandharva Sakha (Geometrical band), Mithuna Sakha (Romantic Band), Simha Sakha (Big band with Gods & Goddesses) etc...
4. Sthambha - pillar with Kumbha (water pot) at base and Kalasa (Sacred water pot). Water pots indicating the source life.
5. Dwarapala/Dwarapalika - Door guards. In shiva temple, Ganga & Yamuna are Dwarapalikas indicating when we pass through the door, we are bathed automatically by them. In Vishnu temple his commander Vishwaksena is the Dwarapala.
6. Mandaraka - representation of the mountain Mandara used as a rod in "Ksheera Sagara Manthan"

7. Udumbara - The threshold of the house, which reminds us evertime of our limit whenever we cross it.
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