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Twenty - six angulas make one dhanurmusti or the grasp of a bow ; twentyseven
angulas , one dhanurgraha or the handle of a bow . Thus the hasthas are fourfold
; the first or cishcu is employed in the construction of couches , vehicles , and ...
The author says , “ the plough should be made from the wood of any species of
milky trees , such as are used in sacrifices , and according to the prescribed form
; let the beam be three hastas long , with a projection of seven angulas from the ...
the diameter of the gnomon ( because the shadow is measured from the
circumference of the gnomon ) , let a circle be described , and in the centre of it .
let a sanc'hu be erected , of twelve angulas in height and of the same diameter :
To bases , or rather basements , raised under pilasters in vimánas , & c . ,
Mánasára gives twelve different heights , to be used in so many different stories
one above another ; the first height consisting of thirty angulas , and the last of
The thickness of the spout should be either eight , ten , twelve , fourteen , or
sixteen angulas . Its length should be equal to the ad'hist'hána , which length
being divided into three equal parts , one is given to the projection below (
lambana ) .
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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.