Purnaghata and column

Eight sided pillar
Vines and lotuses Column with a lion on top
Details from the pillar face

The purnaghata is the urn of plenty. In this scene, vines and lotuses grow out of its neck. At the top of this pillar is a column with a lion on top.

The lion was a symbol of strength and power. Sculptures of lions were found at the Amaravati site and are thought to have graced the four gateways.