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It is true that the Hindus were in possession of numerous treatises on architecture
, sculpture , & c . , which collectively are called the Silpa Sástra , * but
unfortunately few traces of them remain . There appears to have been , according
to some ...
Again , four hasthas make one dandá or staff , which is called sometimes yesti ,
and sometimes dhanus ; and eight dandás are equal to one ryju , a cord which is
employed in measuring all sorts of land . In raising sacrificial altars , a particular ...
are made , with the same height given to them , three other mouldings , called in
the language of architecture , herica , asya , and tatica , which last projects a
fourth part of the diameter . Above these again is the lower collarino , in height
The smallest , or that which contains twelve houses , is called ásrama , hermitage
, and ought to be situated near mountains and forests , for the habitation of
hermits . The village containing twenty - four houses is to be situated on the
banks of ...
The village called Nandyávartta , is either square or oblong . It is divisible into as
many parts as are contained in the ( mystic ) figure called Chandita or
Paramasáyica . The Chandita contains sixty - four equal parts , being the square
of eight ...
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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.