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Twelve successive chapters , from the nineteenth to the twenty - eighth , contain
descriptions of temples surmounted by pyramidal domes , consisting of from one
to twelve stories , with their respective dimensions . The twenty - ninth chapter ...
It may contain twelve , twenty - four , fifty , one hundred and eight , three hundred
or more houses . The smallest , or that which contains twelve houses , is called
ásrama , hermitage , and ought to be situated near mountains and forests , for the
Of the remaining portion of the Mánásara , twelve successive chapters , from the
eighteenth to the twenty - ninth , are entirely taken up with rules respecting the
measurements , & c . of as many sorts of vimanas or pyramidal temples . The
The thickness of the spout should be either eight , ten , twelve , fourteen , or
sixteen angulas . Its length should be equal to the ad'hist'hána , which length
being divided into three equal parts , one is given to the projection below (
lambana ) .
A VIMANA CONSISTING OF TWELVE STORIES . ( See Plate XXXIV . ) “ The
whole height is to be divided into eighty - seven parts , four to be given to the
base , eight to the pillar , four to the entablature of the first story ; seven to 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.