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The capital is equal in height to the upper diameter of the shaft, and its projection
is equal to its height. The form of the capital is called pushpabandha. “The height
of the capital,” says Mánasára, “may be either equal to the breadth of the shaft, ...
The capital given to the first design of this pillar is taken from a model found at
Tiruvattur, near Madras; it is the same which Mánasara and others call
tarangabódhica, and is one diameter high and projects equal to its height.
Speaking of this ...
ancient buildings, and is what the artists call in Tamil surul-bódhica, roll capital. I
cannot find any particular description of it, except a passage in the Mánasára,
which says, “ the projecting ornaments on the sides of the capital are made either
The upper part of the shaft, about one and a half diameters below the capital,
being divided into twenty-four parts, three are given to the collarino with its fillet,
three to the ovolo, three to the lower collarino, five to the lower torus with its
The upper ornaments of this column occupy two diameters, and the capital takes
three-quarters of the diameter, which is to be divided into ten parts: two to be
given to the abacus, which projects half a diameter, one to the strings of pearls,
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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.