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sikhara

[shik-er-uh, shik-ruh] /ˈʃɪk ər ə, ˈʃɪk rə/
noun, (in Indian architecture)
1.
a convexly tapering tower, capped by an amalaka.
Also, sikra.
Origin
< Sanskrit śikhara
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