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If the whole shaft from bottom to top be uniformly cylindrical and devoid of
ornament , it is called chandracánta . A minute technical description is here given
by the two authors abovementioned , of the various ornaments with which the
The plan of the Grecian and Roman columns is always round ; but the plan of the
Hindú columns admits of every shape , and is frequently found in the
quadrangular and octangular form , and richly adorned with sculptured
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 ...
The great padma or lotus under the pinnacle should be made to consist of eight
petals , and the rest of the ornaments made in such a manner as to give a
graceful appearance to the whole . ” A VIMÁNA CONSISTING OF TWO STORIES
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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.