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The third , fourth , and fifth chapters explain the nature and qualities of the soil on
which buildings should be erected — such as temples , palaces , and private
dwelling - houses for the several classes of people . The sixth contains rules and
... the adhisthanas or bases , the 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 ...
The temples of Vishnu , in whatever form that deity may be worshipped , should
be erected within the village facing towards ... except in the incarnation of
Narasinha ( the Man - lion ) , whose temple should be built without the wall with
its face ...
quadrangular temple is called nugara , an octangular drávid'ha , and a circular
vésara . ... The breadths of these five kinds of temples being divided into seven ,
six , five , four , and three parts in due order ; ten , nine , eight , and seven of those
Having given the proportions of the different parts of pyramidal temples and
gateways , we may be permitted to indulge in a few words relative to their general
appearance , and to the ideas which this is calculated to impress on the mind .
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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.