To"ran (?), To"ra*na (?) , n. [Skr. tOra&nsdot;a an arch, a gate.] (Indian Arch.)

A gateway, commonly of wood, but sometimes of stone, consisting of two upright pillars carrying one to three transverse lintels. It is often minutely carved with symbolic sculpture, and serves as a monumental approach to a Buddhist temple.


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