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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, and ...
... an edifice, the several sorts of temples, 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
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
... 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, mahámantapa, st'hapana
mantapa, urittya mantapa, &c. Ard'hamantapas are sometimes made broader
than the ...
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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.