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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, and ...
ON THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE HINDUS. 35 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
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
idea of ...
... measured between the two angular pillars, is divided into six parts: two are
given to the muchb'hadra (or the middle niche), and two to the space on each
side. * An ornament made in the form of a bud. t Lotus, or cima recta. * The side
... to the chandrahnila, 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, which being divided into four parts, ...
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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.