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Do you think this is just a Temple Pillar?

This “Dwadasha Lakshna Sthambha” – 12 Elements Pillar is of “Vishnu Kanta” (Octagonal) class of Hindu temple pillars from Surya Mandir, Modhera, Gujarat.

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1)Ghata/Ahvaana Patta – Base Water pot like Kalasa/Welcome Band generally contains Sri Ganesha or Sri Maha Lakshmi

2)Simhamukha Patta – Lion Band – represents the Valor & Courage

3)Dwarapala Patta – Guardian Band – Guardians of the presiding deity in the temple are present
4)Vadaka/Vadaki patta – Musicians Band singing in reverence of the god.

5)Avatara patta – Manifestation Band – different Avataras of presiding deity.

6)Kalika Patta – Lotus Bud Band – indicates the potentiality of everybody to attain moksha.
7)Khandika/Ghanta Patta – Bell band – signifies the impermanence, transient creation of this universe through sound.

8)Deva Gana Patta – Embodiments of divine features – resembles all good characters of divinity.
9)Gandharva Patta – Geometrical Band basically Vajra or Padma Kulika are present. Vajra indicates indestructibility. Padma Kulika indicates – probability of moksha all human beings.

10)Kirtimukha Patta – Kirtimukha is the embodiment of dedication to his master Mahadev.
11)Kumbhika/Purnakumbha – Kalasa – water pot at the top.

12)Sirsa – Head/Capital of a pillar – represents how important sirsa is in bearing weight like Head takes care of a human body.
Ghata at base is representation of water, Kumbhika at the top is representation of water - is an indication of how life emerges in water & ends in water.

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For Hindi friends...
1) घटा / आह्वान
2) सिंह मुख
3) द्वारपाल
4) वादका, वादकी/भक्ता
5) अवतार
6) कलिका
7) खंडिका/घंटा
8) देवगण
9) गंधर्व
10) कीर्तिमुख
11) कुंभिका
12) सीर्षा
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