Nāgara

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Nagara, NAgara, Naagara


Nāgara is one of the three styles of temple architecture, the other two being vesara and drāviḍa. In this type, which is more common to North India, the plan is square and the towers are curvilinear.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore