toran

noun
to·ran | \ˈtōrən\
variants: or torana \-nə \
plural -s

Definition of toran 

1 : a gateway commonly of wood but sometimes of stone consisting of two upright pillars carrying one to three transverse lintels that is often minutely carved with symbolic sculpture and serves as a monumental approach to a Buddhist temple in India

2 : a temporary arch or festoon erected in honor of a visiting dignitary in India — compare pai-lou, torii

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Sanskrit toraṇa

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