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Nay , soine have gone even so far as to forbid the lower class from occupying the
ground suited to the higher , and vice verså , on pain of incurring the severest
vengeance of heaven ; but the principle on which these distinctions are founded
The following rule is laid down in the first section of the Cásyapa , for the purpose
of ascertaining the solidity of the ground on which the foundation is to be laid .
Having dug a pit a hasta in depth , in the middle of the ground , return the earth ...
The ground will become purified by the froth flowing from the mouths of the cows ,
and by their ordure , after which you may commence building in the centre
thereof . " The next thing of seeming importance treated of by Hindú architects , is
to be given to the pedestal , one to the base , and two to the pillars ; and the
upper part of the pyramid , which is equal in height to the breadth of the ground -
plan , being divided into twenty - nine parts , two are to be given to the
entablature of ...
In some places the stone is burnt by simply laying alternate layers of stone and
charcoal on the ground , in the proportion of two parts of charcoal to one of stone
, and thus allowed to burn out . The stone , after being burnt , is slacked by laying
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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.