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Their palaces , their temples , the stupendous pyramidal gateways leading to the
latter , the colonnades and porticoes with which they are surrounded ; some of " a
thousand pillars , ” others equally remarkable for their elevations , richness ...
... the courts by which they are surrounded , the pyramidal gateways , the
mantapas or porticoes , the altars to be raised in the front of temples , and
concludes with instructions for the carving of images , & c . The third work ,
entitled Cásyapa , is ...
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
... yet various examples are to be met with in which human figures , as well as
representations of animals , are employed in bold relief in the sides of pillars in
temples and porticoes , but by no means like those found in Egyptian architecture
Temples on a large scale have three or four successive porticoes attached to
them in the front , which are called ard'ha - mantapa , mahamantapa , st'hapana
mantapa , urittya mantapa , & c . Ard'hamantapas are sometimes made broader ...
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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.