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The third , fourth , and fifth chapters explain the nature and qualities of the soil on
which buildings should be erected ... of sacrifices and other devotional rites , to
be performed on various occasions in the building of temples , houses , & c .
... towns , and cities , with directions for building them ; the different parts of an
edifice , its ornaments , pedestals , bases , pillars , entablatures , & c .; the various
sorts of temples , consisting of from one to twelve stories high ; the construction of
It next treats of the mystical rites practised in honour of Vástu , preparatory to the
building of sacred edifices , or of altars for sacrifices ; of villages , towns , and
cities , the fruits to be derived from building and peopling them with Brahmans ;
In building an edifice , therefore , let all its parts , from the basement to the roof ,
be duly considered . ” The word sthapati is from stha , that which is fixed or
formed , and pati lord or master , and consequently , like the Greek AFXITEXTWV
... the ninth chapter of the Mánasára , which treats of villages and towns , and this
being made to appear as belonging to architecture , inasmuch as it regards the
formation of streets and the allotment of suitable sites for the building of temples ...
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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.