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The first chapter of the Manasára treats of the several measurements used in
architecture , sculpture , & c . In measuring space , the Hindús commonly take
their reckoning from the most minute quantity or extent ; and Mánasára , like
The height of a pillar , ” says Mánasára , “ when placed on a base only , or both
on a base and pedestal , is measured from ... A passage in the Cásyapa states ,
that the measurement may also be taken from the cimbia of the shaft , exclusive
The general rule laid down in the Manasára is this : “ The intercolumniation may
be either two , three , four , or five diameters ; it is measured in three ways , lst .
from the inner extremity of the base of one pillar to that of another ; 2dly . from the
... with their fillets , and is one diameter high . The same pillar , including the base
, may be taken as an ' example also of the seventh sort , which ought to be twelve
diameters in height . * “ When the pillar , ” says Cásyapa , “ is measured in ...
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 ...
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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.