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Pillar

Facing each gateway into the Amaravati Stupa was a group of five pillars. The pillars were mounted on a special platform called the ayaka which was part of the drum and extended out from it.

Click on the different pillar faces below

Pillar face showing the Purnaghata and column Pillar face showing the Dharmachakra Pillar face showing the Purnaghata and stupa