shi·​ka·​ra | \ ˈshikərə \
variants: or sikar \ ˈshikə(r) \ or sikhara \ -​kərə \
plural -s

Definition of shikara

1 : the tower or spire of a medieval Indian temple especially : a curvilinear spire in the northern style surmounted by an amalaka
2 : a Kashmirian boat resembling a gondola

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History and Etymology for shikara

Sanskrit śikhara

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“Shikara.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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