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Harmika

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harmika; A square railing that encloses the spire on top of a stupa. It originally represented a sacred enclosure that was delimited by a fence. The harmika was a small platform with a railing located at the very top of a stupa. Sometimes umbrellas were mounted in the harmika as a symbol of honour and respect.