shikara

noun shi·ka·ra \ˈshikərə\
variants: or

sikar

\ˈshikə(r)\ or

sikhara

\-kərə\

Definition of shikara

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  the tower or spire of a medieval Indian temple; especially :  a curvilinear spire in the northern style surmounted by an amalaka

  2. 2 :  a Kashmirian boat resembling a gondola

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Origin and Etymology of shikara

Sanskrit śikhara


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