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... and fifth chapters explain the nature and qualities of the soil on which buildings
should be erected—such as temples, ... of sacrifices and other devotional rites, to
be performed on various occasions in the building of temples, houses, &c.
5 ture, &c.; the different sites to be selected for buiding temples and houses; the
mode of determining the different points of the compass; the several sorts of
villages, towns, and cities, with directions for building them; the different parts of
It next treats of the mystical rites practised in honour of Västu, 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 Bráhmans; the ...
... and as this personage is stated also to have officiated both as minister and
spiritual teacher to the founder of the Pándya principality, it is not unlikely, that the
usefulness of the art of building to such an infant state, should have induced him
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 Agxtsztwy, signifies a ...
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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.