- (in Indian Buddhist and Hindu architecture) a gateway having two or three lintels between two posts.
Origin of toran
Examples from the Web for toran
Historical Examples of toran
The bridegroom on horseback, lance in hand, proceeded to break the toran, which was defended by the damsels of the bride.
At length the toran was broken amid the shouts of the retainers, and the fair defenders retired.
The pai-lou, like the Japanese torii, derives its origin from the toran of Indian stupas.