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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 adhisthānas or bases, the pādas 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, ... facing
towards the east, except in the incarnation of Narasinha (the Man-lion), whose
temple should be built without the wall with its face turned from the village or town
49 quadrangular temple is called nágara, an octangular drávidha, 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 ...
51 “Let a water-spout be made over the base on the back wall of the garbhagriha,
on the left side of the idol, either towards the east or the north, according as the
temple may face towards the south or the east. The thickness of the spout should
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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.