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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 ...
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
“On a smooth level piece of ground is erected a gnomon,” which according to
some, “should be of sixteen angulas in height, and of the same diameter at the
bottom; the whole should be shaped like the leaf of an opening bud, tapering D 2
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: mark
To bases, or rather basements, raised under pilasters in vimānas, &c., Mánasara
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 four hastas, ...
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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.