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There appears to have been , according to some , thirty - two , and according to
others sixty - four , standard treatises on the above - mentioned arts , but of these
, excepting a few scattered fragments which are occasionally to be met with ...
That all these treatises were composed in the South of India , there appears
indeed no reason to doubt , for they seem to have been the standards by which
the existing religious structures were reared throughout this part of the peninsula
There exists indeed a long list of the princes of the Pandya , and their
contemporary Chóla and Chéra dynasties , many of whom appear to have
reigned long anterior * The author , it would appear , identifies the civilization of
the South of India ...
... 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 literature , in form the same as at the present day .
This pillar may , according to the definition of its form , be called vishnucánta ,
and appears in most of its ornaments , though not in their proportions , to agree
with the description given by Mánasára of that which he called pálicástambha .
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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.