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Scope note
In the temple architecture of India, towers or spires, usually tapering in a convex curve in a crowning cupola-like roof of superstructure. Includes towers, spires (North India); crowning domes (South India); crowning cupolas (in case of Drāviḍa vimānas); Types: Brahmacchandra (Caturasra), Viṣṇucchandra (Aṣṭāsra), Rudracchanda (Vṛtta), Gajapṛṣṭha (apsidai), Sabhākāra, Śālākāra (wagon-Vault); also north Indian Nāgara/Bhūmija temple’s superstructure
Accepted term: 17-Jun-2024