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spot on their legs and foreheads , with eyes resembling the petals of the lotus ,
are to be preferred . They should be decorated with fillets and the like , and their
horns and hoofs with gold or silver rings . The sthapati , clad in fresh garments ...
height , and the middlemost square is ornamented with the petals of a lotus . “
The altitude of the capital , ” says Cásyapa , may be equal to the higher , lower ,
or the middle diameter of the column . Its breadth may be equal to its height , or
The Egyptian capitals , on the other hand , are formed into elegant vase shapes ,
decorated with the stalks , leaves , and blossoms of the lotus , and occasionally
with palm leaves , which latter ornaments are supposed to have given the first ...
The breadth of this vimána , which is measured between the two angular pillars ,
is divided into six parts : two are given to the muc'hb'hadra ( or the * An ornament
made in the form of a bud . + Lotus , or cima recta . middle niche ) , and two to ...
... one to the málábadd'ha , two to the chandrahnila , I five to the mahápadma (
the great lotus ) . The breadth of the pavement being divided into six parts , one of
which is diminished for the breadth of the véd'hica ( or base ) on the first story ...
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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.