torana

toran

[tawr-uhn, tohr-]
noun
(in Indian Buddhist and Hindu architecture) a gateway having two or three lintels between two posts.
Also, torana [tawr-uh-nuh, tohr-] .


Origin:
1885–90; < Hindi < Sanskrit torana

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