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Parts of a Nagara Shaili “Shikhara”

The Shikhara in the picture is a Latina Class of Shikhara from Lakshmana Temple Khajuraho.

1)Rajasenaka: Ghata Pallava (Pot & Flower) – representing Purna Kalasa

2)Karna Srunga: Since looks like a Horn (Srunga) raising tall at the Corner (Karna)

3)Ura Srunga: Horn (Srunga) on the chest (Ura)
4)Mula Srunga: Original (Mula) horn (Srunga) like Structure

5)Tilaka: Like a mark on the forehead

6)Rathika: Like the front of a Chariot
7)Udayata Singha: A Simha above Sukanasi (Nose like a Parrot – structure above Antarala)

8)Karnandaka: Amalakas in the corners at lower levels of the Shikhara

9)Skandha: Shoulder

10)Griva: Neck

11)Amalaka: Ribbed structure representing the Sun or Lotus
12)Chandrika: Round moon shaped plate

13)Amalasaraka: Amalaka shaped fluted disc above Chandrika

14)Kalasa: Water pot for the generation of life

15)Bijapuraka: Seed of life
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