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Thus the hasthas are fourfold ; the first or cishcu is employed in the construction
of couches , vehicles , and the like ; the second or prájápatya is used in building
temples , pyramids , & c .; the third or dhanurmusti in constructing houses ; and ...
The pedestal is not only placed under the base of a column or pilaster , but
frequently employed , both singly and together with the latter , as a pavement for
temples and porticoes , over cornices of edifices consisting of several stories in
It is generally employed in detached pairs , in bases and cornices , one facing the
other in opposite directions , and is formed upright or the reverse according to its
situation , either as a crowning member of the former or the supporting ...
( 3 ) literally means the neck ; and when employed in pedestals , it is made very
high , and resembles the dado , but every where else it serves as a sort of neutral
member , from which the projections of the rest of the mouldings are measured .
in which they are employed ; but in the Indian , the choice is left to the option of
the artists . The capitals of the Grecian columns invariably mark the distinction of
the several orders : those of the Indian are varied at pleasure , though not without
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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.