vimana

noun
vi·​ma·​na | \və̇ˈmänə\
plural -s

Definition of vimana 

: a pyramidal tower built over the central shrine of a temple in India — compare gopura, shikara

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History and Etymology for vimana

Sanskrit vimāna, literally, measuring out, traversing, from vimāti he measures, from vi apart + māti he measures

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