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4l We now return to the ninth chapter of the Mánasóra, which treats of villages
and towns, and this being made to ... a Hindú village or town is built, and that they
will not be altogether uninteresting to those who delight in Indian antiquities.
“There are eight sorts of villages or towns, namely, 1. dandaca (that which
resembles a staff); 2. sarvatób'hadra (in every respect happy); 3. nandyāvartta (
the ... “The village called dandaca is quadrangular, and surrounded by a square
The village containing twenty-four houses is to be situated on the banks of a river,
and inhabited by yatis or holy mendicants: it is called puram. That which contains
fifty houses should be occupied by those who have performed holy sacrifices, ...
for the worship of Mahá Cáli, and the huts of the chand'álas or outcasts should be
a crosa” distant from the village. A tank or reservoir should be constructed either
on the south or north side, or near either of these two points, for ablutionary and ...
Two broad streets run through the middle of the village, from east to west and
from north to south, cutting one another in the middle, where there should be
erected either “a temple for Brahma, or a mantapa for general meetings.” At each
of 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.