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 (shĭk′hə-rə) also shik·har (-hər)
A tall, often beehive-shaped superstructure set above the inner sanctum of a Hindu temple in northern Indian temple design.

[Sanskrit śikharaḥ, point, spire; akin to śikhā, topknot, point, of unknown origin.]
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These were followed by a series of hollowed out shikhara forms, with the symbolic deity sitting at the base.
Enjoy the complimentary breakfast and hop onto the shikhara or go paddleboating.
A visit inside the narrow and winding alleys of Poshina village could be a visual comfort and as we reach the other end towards the east and the river bank, the Shikhara of an old Shiva temple catches our attention.
It rises from a vedibandha and has a jangha, varandika (set of mouldings separating the jangha from the shikhara) and shikhara (spire).
Some of the most prominent ones are Gelugpa Gompa, built in the Tibetan style, Daijokyo, which is a traditional Japanese temple, the pagoda-style Bhutanese monastery and the stately Mahabodhi Temple, with its towering shikhara and the peepal tree under which the Buddha attained Enlightenment.
Laterite fieldstone from a local quarry was used to construct the tower or shikhara.
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The presence of religion juts across the urbanscape with its architectural design: the steeple, minaret, shikhara.