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Of nearly equal qualification with him should be the sútragrahi ; he may be either
the son or disciple of the sthapati ; he should be particularly skilled in
mathematics , and be strictly obedient to the will of the sthapati . ” “ A tacshaca ,
who is thus ...
four descriptions of artisans , sthapati and so forth , let the enlightened twiceborn
* gratify them in every respect , so that buildings may be erected . ” “ Woe to them
who dwell in a house not built according to the proportions of symmetry .
After the ground has been chosen with due regard to its qualities , the sthapati , in
an auspicious moment , must cause the rites of purification to be performed , the
prescribed oblations made , and consecrated water to be sprinkled on all sides ...
The sthapati , clad in fresh garments , and adorned with garlands of flowers ,
waits the auspicious moment to present his offerings to the deity , and then ,
guiding the oxen , draws the first furrow . After this , sudras , * hired for the
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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.