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E S S A Y on The ARCHITECTURE OF THE HINDUS. 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
Again, four hasthas make one dandd or staff, which is called sometimes yesti,
and sometimes dhamus; and eight dandās are equal to one ruju, 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 about a ...
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 a ...
“The village called Nandyāvartta, 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
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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.