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( See Plate II . ) The pedestal is equal in height to three - fourths of the base , and
is of the kind called védibadhra ( Plate I. ) The column is also placed , as may be
seen in another design ( Plate IV . ) , only on a pedestal which is equal to half the
Besides the model referred to in the above description , Plate XVI . contains three
more designs of pillars , which may also serve as specimens of those of the
seventh sort , so far at least as their dimensions are concerned . The pillars which
( See Plate XXI . ) The breadth of this vimána , which is measured between the
two angular pillars , is divided into six parts : two are given to the muc'hb'hadra (
or the * An ornament made in the form of a bud . + Lotus , or cima recta . middle ...
... a quarter to the upper base , a half to the cant'ha , one to the cupola , and a half
to the pinnacle . A VIMÁNA CONSISTING OF FOUR STORIES . ( See Plate XXXI .
) “ The height of the vimána being divided into nineteen parts , one and a - half ...
A VIMANA CONSISTING OF FIVE STORIES . ( See Plate XXXII . ) “ The height is
to be divided into twenty - four parts : one and a - half to be given to the base ,
three to the pillar , one and a half to the entablature of the first story ; two and a -
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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.