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The concave part of it, when placed with its bottom reversed, is often so designed
as to project forward or rise up, after having touched, as it were, the fillet below,
with a small perpendicular curvature, resembling in shape the petal of the lotus, ...
When placed under pillars of an inferior sort, in porticoes and the like, and
without a pedestal, its height is stated to be one-fourth, or one-third of that of the
whole pillar. To bases, or rather basements, raised under pilasters in vimānas, &c
31 The second sort of column is seven diameters in height; it is placed in most
examples upon a base and pedestal; the base is two diameters high; it belongs
to the species called cumbhandha. (See Plate II.) The pedestal is equal in height
Moreover, the idol to be placed in the vimāna, called st'hánaca, should be in an
erect posture; that to be placed in the ésana, in a sitting; and that to be placed in
the sayana, in a recumbent posture.” “Wimánas are again divided into five ...
In the lower story is placed the statue of the god whose name the temple bears; in
the upper that of Ranganātha " recumbently, and in the third that of
Paravásudéva," sitting under the canopy of a cobra de capello. This temple has
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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.