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... the construction of a gnomon for the purpose of determining the cardinal points
, the division of the ground - plan into several parts for religious as well as
domestic purposes , and the performance of sacrifices previous to the
The next thing of seeming importance treated of by Hindú architects , is the mode
of ascertaining the cardinal points by means of a gnomon . It is indispensably
necessary that all the quarters should be distinctly and precisely marked on the ...
Around this a circle is drawn with a cord of twice the height of the gnomon , by
fixing one end of it to its base and carrying the other around it . Points are marked
in the circumference where the shadow of the gnomon projects , both in the ...
Oriental Translation Fund. not previous to making the morning and afternoon
shadows , but afterwards ; and in this case , the shadow being marked in the first
instance , the circle is described from the centre of the gnomon , with a radius
the diameter of the gnomon ( because the shadow is measured from the
circumference of the gnomon ) , let a circle be described , and in the centre of it .
let a sanc'hu be erected , of twelve angulas in height and of the same diameter :
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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.