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Two broad streets run through the middle of the village , from east to west and
from north to south , cutting one another in the middle , where there should be
erected either “ a temple for Brahma , or a mantapa for general meetings . ” At
each of ...
Temples consist of the garb'hagriha ( the womb of the house ) , the antarála ( the
anti - temple ) , and the ard'ha mantapa ( the front portico ) . The diameter of the
whole length of the building , including the walls , is to be divided into four and a
Temples on a large scale have three or four successive porticoes attached to
them in the front , which are called ard'ha - mantapa , mahamantapa , st'hapana
mantapa , urittya mantapa , & c . Ard'hamantapas are sometimes made broader ...
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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.