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... proverbially knows that there have been thirty - two principal , and as many
subordinate works on this subject . In a Tamil controversial work entitled Iru -
samaya - villacam , or “ the illustration of the two systems , ” ( i . e . of Vishnu and
Siva ) ...
... and is stated in the preface to have been revealed to the author personally by
Siva ; and in consequence , the former is frequently addressed throughout the
book by the appellation of Dwijóttama , the best of the twice - born , ” and the like .
... statues , directions are likewise given for carving those of the personages here
mentioned , who have been admitted among the inferior divinities , and assumed
their places around the temple of Siva , particularly in the South of India .
In the part presided over by Varuna or Maytra , should be erected a temple for
Vishnu ; and in that presided over by Adita , at the north - east angle , one
dedicated to Siva ; a shrine , for Chamunda , * should be built near the north gate
That part of the figure which belongs to Mitra , * Bhallata , * Arya , * or Sauruya , *
should be invariably assigned to the temple of Vishnu , but the shrine of Siva
should be built in the compartments presided over by Indra , * Indraja , * Rudra ...
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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.