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Toran (art)

Toran, also known as Bandanwal, refer to a decorative door hanging in Hinduism, usually decorated with marigolds and mango leaves, or a string that is tied on the door with the flower on it as a part of traditional Hindu culture on the occasion of festivals and weddings. A toran may feature colours such as green, yellow and red. They can be made of fabrics or metals which are usually made to resemble mango leaves. They also have other decorative features depending on the region.

Toran is one of the two main branches of the Ghilji Pashtun tribal confederation. The other branch is the Ibrahimzai.

<i>Torana</i> Free-standing ornamental or arched gateway

Torana, also referred to as vandanamalikas, is a free-standing ornamental or arched gateway for ceremonial purposes seen in the Hindu, Buddhist and Jain architecture of the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia and parts of East Asia. Both Chinese paifang gateways and Japanese torii gateways have been derived from the Indian torana, so was Korean Hongsalmun gateways and Thai Sao Ching Cha.

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