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There appears to have been , according to some , thirty - two , and according to
others sixty - four , standard treatises on the above - mentioned arts , but of these
, excepting a few scattered fragments which are occasionally to be met with ...
It may contain twelve , twenty - four , fifty , one hundred and eight , three hundred
or more houses . The smallest , or that which contains twelve houses , is called
ásrama , hermitage , and ought to be situated near mountains and forests , for the
The Chandita contains sixty - four equal parts , being the square of eight , of
which the middle four parts are called Bráhmya , or those which belong to
Brahma , and they should be entirely appropriated to sacred purposes . Around
these are ...
The cupola or dome is crowned with four pinnacles over the front portico , and
four more across the former over the principal cell ; and in the tabernacle
immediately below the cupola , stands the statue of Paravásudéva , a form of
The whole height is to be divided into eighty - seven parts , four to be given to the
base , eight to the pillar , four to the entablature of the first story ; seven to the
pillar , three and a - half to the entablature of the second ; six to the pillar , three to
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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.