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The author says , “ the plough should be made from the wood of any species of
milky trees , such as are used in sacrifices , and according to the prescribed form
; let the beam be three hastas long , with a projection of seven angulas from the ...
Having marked , ” says the commentary , “ a point in the middle of a level piece of
ground , from that point , and with a radius equal to the length of the shadow
projected at the third ghatica after the sun's rise , plus half of 66 the diameter of
The height of a pillar , ” says Mánasára , “ when placed on a base only , or both
on a base and pedestal , is measured from the plinth ( of the former ) up to the
lowest part of the entablature , ” that is , from the base to the capital inclusive .
Speaking of this sort of capital , Mánasára says , “ it should be decorated with
tarangas * and other appropriate ornaments ; the height of the capital being
divided into twelve parts , let the form of tarangas occupy three of them , let the
The altitude of the capital , ” says Cásyapa , may be equal to the higher , lower ,
or the middle diameter of the column . Its breadth may be equal to its height , or
four or five diameters . “ A capital the height of which is from one to two diameters
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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.