A canopy built to hold the Torah scrolls for Simchat Torah.
A tradition from the Jews in Cochin, India.
Shkalim, Esther. A Mosaic of Israel’s Traditions: Unity Through Diversity. Ed. Diana Schweitz and Frieda Horwitz, Jerusalem & New York: Devora Publishing, 2006, pp. 107-8.
Slapak, Orpa, and Anna Barber, eds. The Jews of India: A Story of Three Communities. Jerusalem: The Israel Museum, 1995, pp. 61, 63, 67n.
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