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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
The capital given to the first design of this pillar is taken from a model found at
Tiruvattúr , near Madras ; it is the same which Mánasára 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 ...
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.