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Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: Bhubaneshwar: Photo 19

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Behind the temple is this pool. Atop the tower is an urn, or kalasha, carrying the nectar of immortality, or amrita. The grooved disc below the urn is called the amalaka, which is also the name of the Indian gooseberry, a plant much used in traditional Indian medicine and worshipped as a sacred tree. Carved from a single stone, it also helps protect the temple from water damage. The masonry has no mortar.

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