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Parts of a Dravidian Temple Vimana:

1)Sopana Marga: The staircase to enter the Garbha Griha. South Indian Temple Stair cases are flanked on both sides with Yali (Vyala) Figures

2)Upa Pitha: Sub Base of the Garbha Griha

3)Adhishthana: Base to support the wall of Garbha Griha

4)Simhaavari: Band of Lions

5)Paada: Wall of Garbha Griha
6)Koshtha: Miniature Temples on external wall of Garbha Griha with Avataras of Main deity

7)Prastara: Area between pillars & Roof – Entablature

8)Vyaalaavari: Band of Vyaali figures

9)Haara: Parapet looking like the Necklace

10)Koota: Square Miniature shrine on Haara region
11)Shaala: Rectangular Miniature Shrine on Haara Region

12)Tala: Storeys. Eka Tala (1 Storey), Dwitala (2 Storey), Tritala (3 Storey)

13)Tala Vahana: Vahana of Main deity on the Top Storey
14)Griva: Neck of the Vimana

15)Kudu: A motif that appears like Gavaksha (also called Naasi) – An horse shoe shaped Arch

16)Shikhara: The main tower of the Vimana

17)Stupi: The Finial (Final) of the Vimana - Kalasa.

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