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In measuring space , the Hindús commonly take their reckoning from the most
minute quantity or extent ; and Mánasára , like others who have treated on the
subject , begins his measure from paramánu , which he defines to be the particle
... two are given to the muc'hb'hadra ( or the * An ornament made in the form of a
bud . + Lotus , or cima recta . middle niche ) , and two to the space on H 2 ON
THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE HINDUS . 51 “Let a water-spout be made over the
middle niche ) , and two to the space on each side of it . The height of vimánas is
measured from the base to the apex , exclusive of the pedestal below , and is
equal to one and a half of its breadth . Let the whole height be divided into eight ...
The breadth of the gópura at the bottom being divided into three parts ; let one of
them be given to the void space of the gate in the middle . • The height of the door
- frame being divided into four parts , let one be given to the pedestal , one to ...
The diameter of the gópura of two stories being divided into seven parts , four to
be given to the interior space , and three to the thickness of the walls . " “ The
diameter of the gópura of three stories being divided into nine parts , four to be
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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.