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There appears to have been , according to some , thirty - two , and according to
others sixty - four , standard treatises on the above - mentioned arts , but of these
, excepting a few scattered fragments which are occasionally to be met with ...
The ground on which this proof rests is , that in the chapters which prescribe rules
for carving statues , directions are likewise given for carving those of the
personages here mentioned , who have been admitted among the inferior
And as the Mahabharat , which is believed to have been composed by Vyása , in
the beginning of the Caliyug , makes mention of the Pandya and Chóla
governments , we must give them credit for a higher antiquity . That the religion
It has already been stated that considerable portions of the works above -
mentioned , are replete with minute descriptions of religious rites , to be
performed on various occasions from the commencement , to the completion of a
building , as ...
mentioned . 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
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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.