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There should be four large gates , one on each side of the enclosing wall of the
village , and as many smaller ones at the ... at the north - east angle , one
dedicated to Siva ; a shrine , for Chamunda , * should be built near the north gate
The whole village should be secured by a quadrangular wall , and a ditch around
it , with four large and as many small gates , in the middle of the sides and at the
angular points . Without the northern gate should be erected a temple * The ...
The same rule is to be observed with regard to the gates of temples . In the front
of the houses should be erected a védica , or raised seat or pedestal on each
side of the door . ” “ The gates and doorways of temples and houses of all classes
There are five sorts of gateways , namely , dwarasól'ha ( the gate of splendour ) ,
dwárasála ( the gate of the mansion ) , dwaraprasáda ( the propitious gate ) ,
dwáraharmya ( the gate of the palace ) , and dwaragópura ( the turreted gate ) .
The height of the principal pillars of the gate , which should be threequarters of
the breadth of the ground - plan , being divided into three and three - quarters
parts , three - quarters to be given to the pedestal , one to the base , two to 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.