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... the different parts of an edifice, its ornaments, pedestals, bases, pillars,
entablatures, &c.; the various sorts of temples, consisting of from one to twelve
stories high; the construction of mantapas or porticoes, gates, and doorways,
The few facts, it is true, that have been recorded of these dynasties, or preserved
by tradition, are unfortunately inadequate to the formation of a connected sketch
of their history, or to trace their chronology with precision; but the various ...
The remaining parts of this chapter enumerate, at much length, the proportions of
the component parts of no less than sixty-four different sorts of bases, under
various denominations, as prati bandha, ecabandha, praticram a
Various names are given to pillars, by way of distinction, with regard to their forms
: “A square pillar is called brahmacánta; an octangular one, vishnucánta ; that
which is circular or has sixteen sides, rudracánta; that which has five sides, ...
A whole page after this is employed in enumerating the various sorts of gifts and
donations to be made to the artists on the completion of an edifice, and finally in
denouncing dire misfortunes to those who withhold such presents from them.
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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.