Amalaka

An Amalaka, is a stone disk, usually with ridges on the rim, that sits atop a temple`s main tower (Sikhara). According to one interpretation, the amalaka represents a lotus, and thus the symbolic seat for the deity below. Another interpretation is that it symbolizes the sun, and is thus the gateway to the heavenly world. According other sources, ....
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