Thanks to Hari for FB share. It is amazing to know how properly structured the design is and how complete it is. Even today’s cloud architecture may not have such a defined components and definitions 🙂
Do you think this is just a Temple Pillar?
This “Dwadasha Lakshna Sthambha” – 12 Elements Pillar is of “Vishnu Kanta” (Octagonal) class of Hindu temple pillars from Surya Mandir, Modhera, Gujarat.
1) Ghata/Ahvaana Patta – Base Water pot like Kalasa or Welcome Band generally contains Sri Ganesha or Sri Maha Lakshmi.
2) Simhamukha Patta – Lion Band – represents the Valor & Courage.
3) Dwarapala Patta – Guardian Band – Guardians of the presiding deity in the temple are present.
4) Vadaka/Vadaki patta – Musicians Band singing in reverence of the god.
5) Avatara patta – Manifestation Band – different Avataras of presiding deity.
6) Kalika Patta – Lotus Bud Band – indicates the potentiality of everybody to attain moksha.
7) Khandika/Ghanta Patta – Bell band – signifies the impermanence, transient creation of this universe through sound.
8) Deva Gana Patta – Embodiments of divine features – resembles all good characters of divinity.
9) Gandharva Patta – Geometrical Band basically Vajra or Padma Kulika are present. Vajra indicates indestructibility. Padma Kulika indicates – probability of moksha all human beings.
10) Kirtimukha Patta – Kirtimukha is the embodiment of dedication to his master Mahadev.
11) Kumbhika/Purnakumbha – Kalasa – water pot at the top.
12) Sirsa – Head/Capital of a pillar – represents how important sirsa is in bearing weight like Head takes care of a human body.
Ghata at base is water, Kumbhika at the top is water – is an indication of how life emerges in water and ends in water.
“Incredible India – Atulya Bharath”