PADMAMĀLIKĀ

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          The compound like structure around the temple complex is termed as “Mālikā” in the scriptures. While defining the term Mālikā, Kāmikāgama gives the following explanation.           शालायामपि शालाङ्गा निष्क्रान्ताननशोभिता।       सा शाला मालिका ज्ञेया शास्त्रेस्मिन् कामिकाह्वये।।       Part of a śālā with beautifully projected front portion is termed as “Mālikā” in this scripture with…

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