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An Ancient Hindu Royal Throne
|Singhasana [ The Throne ]|
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The seat has the following prominent signs:
1 – Crowing members being on either side (i) vase with a conical lid at apex. (ii) pouncing lions on either side OES. (iii) face turned birds) OES.
2 - An arch with crocodile face OES.
3 - Narasingha concept art at the center of the arch.
4 - Two prominent solar flowers.
5 - Flat, plain back rest, surmounted with a ornate semi circular band full with Lahara Jhaleri (scroll art) 4, at rim symbolic members are sculptured in 3D, in pairs, on alternate sides. Lahara art is in bass.
6 - (i) Gajja – Arudha Singha (Lion atop Elephant) motif at the edge of the hand rests (ii) lotus bud as grip.
7 – A Chamara dharaka (male) on the right of the throne; a pankha (hand fan, tala patara make circular type) dharinee (female) on the left.
8 – The singhasana’s platform is on a 4 tired Ratha yukta – Bhadrasana.
9 – A person wearing some sort of pagadi (turban ?) & a royal gown, standing on a raised podium in side pose, in some sort of vyakhana mudra (explaining pose).
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