Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the architecture of India, a tower-like structure marking the principal or central part of a temple. It is usually pyramidal or spire-like in shape, several stories high, and elaborately sculptured, and is assumed to contain the central and most sacred shrine.
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“The plans comprise the same elements as those of the Jainas, but the Chalukyan shrine is always star-shaped externally in plan, and the vimana takes the form of a stepped pyramid instead of a curved outline.”
“In plan the vimana shrine is preceded by two or three chambers, square or polygonal, some with and some without columns.”
“In all the Jaina temples the salient feature is the sikhra or _vimana_.”
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“A strong and lofty basement supports an extraordinary mass of roofs, covering the six open porches and the antechamber and hypostyle hall, which precede the shrine, and rising in successive pyramidal masses until the vimana is reached which covers the shrine.”
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