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Again, four hasthas make one dandd or staff, which is called sometimes yesti,
and sometimes dhamus; and eight dandās are equal to one ruju, a cord which is
employed in measuring all sorts of land. In raising sacrificial altars, a particular
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 be ... the proportions of the component
parts of no less than sixty-four different sorts of bases, under various
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.
To these observations succeeds a detailed enumeration of the proportions of the
different sorts of vimānas, consisting of from one to twelve stories; but as it would
be extremely tiresome to specify the whole, even in the most abridged form, ...
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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.