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... and sacrifices to be performed on various occasions , in the building of temples
, houses , villages , towns , and cities ; the ceremonies attending the consecration
of images ; the mode of determining the propitious moment for commencing to ...
It opens with the mystical rites performed in honour of the Vástu , or the spirit
presiding over the ground on which buildings are erected , and proceeds to give
rules for the examination of the soil , the preparation of it for buildings in general ,
peculiarly sacred , and adapted for the performance of holy rites and sacrifices ;
and thence proceeds to describe the various sacrifices ordained in the Véda , to
be performed when the purpose is to obtain special boons or favours , either ...
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 ...
The sixth chapter of the Mánasára is exclusively devoted to this subject , the fifth
containing directions for performing certain religious rites to propitiate the
presiding deities of the soil . The first section of the Cásyapa combines both these
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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.