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... pádas or pillars , the prastaras or entablatures , the ornaments used in cavettos
under the cupola , the seats raised for the reception of idols , the sicharas or the
domes of temples , the ceremonies observed in laying the first and the last stone
The south of India is famous for the beautiful workmanship of its reservoirs ,
which are generally very spacious , and completely lined with stone , furnished
with steps , and ornamented with pavilions , & c . is particularly intended for the ...
An edifice is called sud'ha which is composed of but one kind of material , as
stone , brick , & c . , and this is considered the best of all . Misra is that which is
composed of two kinds of materials , as brick and stone , or stone and metals ;
Chunam is prepared in the interior of India from a gravelly sort of lime . stone dug
out of quarries , and along the coast from shells washed out of salt - water
marshes . Of the two , the 62 ON THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE HINDUS .
The following is the mode of preparing stone chunam : The pebbles or gravel
stones are first beat with wooden pestles , to separate the alluminous clay which
adheres to them ; after they are thus cleaned , they are sorted , as of a white or ...
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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.