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Various names are given to pillars , by way of distinction , with regard to their
forms : “ A square pillar is called brahmacánta ; an octangular one , vishnucánta ;
that which is circular or has sixteen sides , rudracánta ; that which has five sides ...
height , and the middlemost square is ornamented with the petals of a lotus . “
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
The village called Nandyávartta , is either square or oblong . It is divisible into as
many parts as are contained in the ( mystic ) figure called Chandita or
Paramasáyica . The Chandita contains sixty - four equal parts , being the square
of eight ...
... whether it be square , oblong , circular , oval , or the like ; or it may be of a
mixed nature , composed partly of one and partly of another form . ' А >
quadrangular temple is called nugara , an octangular drávid'ha , 48 ON THE
The plan of the cell or sanctuary , where the idol of Ranganatha is seen in a
recumbent posture , is oval , but that of the front portico square , and the outside
of the vault is adorned with a sort of tracery - work . The front portico , which
extends to ...
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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.