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... ratharénus one valágra , the point of a hair ; eight valágras are equal in size to
a louse ; eight lice to a grain of yava ; three , three and a half , and four yavas
make one angula , or finger of the inferior , middle , and superior sorts
He divides the pedestals into three sorts , according to the magnitude of the
edifices in which they are to be employed , and makes their height , if I
understand him rightly , to consist of from one - quarter to six times the height of
the base , and ...
When placed under pillars of an inferior sort , in porticoes and the like , and
without a pedestal , its height is stated to ... of the component parts of no less than
sixty - four different sorts of bases , under various denominations , as prati
A whole page after this is employed in enumerating the various sorts of gifts and
donations to be made to the artists on the completion of an edifice , and finally in
denouncing dire misfortunes to those who withhold such presents from them .
There are five sorts of gateways , namely , dwarasól'ha ( the gate of splendour ) ,
dwárasála ( the gate of the mansion ) , dwaraprasáda ( the propitious gate ) ,
dwáraharmya ( the gate of the palace ) , and dwaragópura ( the turreted gate ) .
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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.