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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,
15 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.
“On a smooth level piece of ground is erected a gnomon,” which according to
some, “should be of sixteen angulas in height, and of the same diameter at the
bottom; the whole should be shaped like the leaf of an opening bud, tapering D 2
“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
edifices; and ...
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 the ...
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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.