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It opens with the mystical rites performed in honour of the Vástu , or the spirit
presiding over the ground on which buildings are erected , and proceeds to give
rules for the examination of the soil , the preparation of it for buildings in general ,
four descriptions of artisans , sthapati and so forth , let the enlightened twiceborn
* gratify them in every respect , so that buildings may be erected . ” “ Woe to them
who dwell in a house not built according to the proportions of symmetry .
It is indispensably necessary that all the quarters should be distinctly and
precisely marked on the spot on which buildings are to be erected , for the
purpose of giving them an auspicious aspect , and of preventing their being
opposite to any ...
Without the walls , ” continues our text , “ should be placed the shrines of the
deities who preside over and defend the several quarters of the village ; at the
angular points should be erected halls , porticos , colleges , and other public
Two broad streets run through the middle of the village , from east to west and
from north to south , cutting one another in the middle , where there should be
erected either “ a temple for Brahma , or a mantapa for general meetings . ” At
each 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.