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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
commencement of ...
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 ...
ON THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE HINDUS. 21 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
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: mark
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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.