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Let a head be fashioned in the bosom of the mould - board , of fourteen angulas
in length , and the remainder of the inverted piece may be said to be taken up by
the hole in which the beam and the handle are joined together . Let the mould ...
... are in my possession are so imperfect from the causes before noticed , that the
whole taken together , conveys but a very imperfect idea of the subject treated on
, and recourse has therefore been had to other sources to supply the defect .
Let the height of the pillar , " continues the first - mentioned author , “ be divided
into twelve , eleven , ten , nine , or eight parts , and one be taken for the breadth
of the foot of the shaft ; and the same being divided again by the number of parts
The capital given to the first design of this pillar is taken from a model found at
Tiruvattúr , near Madras ; it is the same which Mánasára and others call
tarangabódhica , and is one diameter high and projects equal to its height .
Speaking of this ...
... and other classes . The designs have been taken by an artist on the spot , and
the proportions of the different parts of which the temple is composed are ,
according to his account , as follows : “ The whole height of the vimána is divided
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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.