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While in this state of society, the sage Agastya, to whom the treatise under
examination is attributed, appears to have brought hither the first colony of
Brahmans and other classes from the north, and with them the Hindú religion and
It then goes on to divide the soil into four sorts, and to point out in the order of
superiority what is considered auspicious for the residence of each of the four
classes, with reference to the five qualities above* Brahmans, C'shetriyas,
The same author also prescribes the heights of pedestals to be constructed in the
houses of the several classes, as follows: Brahmans should have them of four
hastas; C'shetriyas, of three; Vaisyas, of two; and Südras, of one hasta.
These several rounds should be occupied by different classes in the order of their
superiority, that is Brahmans f should have the Brahmya, and so with the rest. The
figure called Paramasáyica contains eighty-one equal parts, being the square ...
The former is inhabited only by Brahmans, and the latter by all classes
indiscriminately.” In this manner the author goes on describing the forms and
arrangements of the remaining sorts of villages; but as the accompanying
designs (Plates ...
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Ram Raz: Essay on the Architecture of the Hindús / by Rám Ráz. - London : Parker, 1834. - xiv, 64 S. : Ill. - (Oriental Translation Fund) Die bibliographische Beschreibung im Haupteintrag ist unzureichend und irreführend.