harmika

   In Buddhist architecture, a square fence-like enclosure symbolizing heaven on top of the dome of a stupa. In the center of the harmika the yasti arises — a spire with three chatras, or circular disks. The yasti symbolizes the universe. Also see finial and tower.

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

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