Definition of Torana
1. toran [n -S] - See also: toran
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Torana
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Literary usage of Torana
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Writings and Speeches by Vishwanath Narayan Mandlik (1896)
"Thereafter all persons should pass through a torana* constructed on the north ... in the * torana is an arch prepared with the branches of trees, &c., ..."
2. Archaeological Survey of Western India by Archaeological Survey of India (1874)
"4J in. high, with a Buddhist-rail cornice, supporting the garbha or dome on which stands the torana or capital consisting of a square block, representing a ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"TOK AN, the name in Hindustani (Skr. torana, from tor, pass) of a sacred or honorific gateway in Buddhist architecture. Its typical form is a projecting ..."