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“A vimāna consists, according to the former, of from one to twelve stories;' and
according to the latter, of from one to sixteen stories;' and 'is made round,
quadrangular, or of six or eight sides.' The form of the edifice may be uniformly
the same ...
Moreover, the idol to be placed in the vimāna, called st'hánaca, should be in an
erect posture; that to be placed in the ésana, in a sitting; and that to be placed in
the sayana, in a recumbent posture.” “Wimánas are again divided into five ...
The breadth of this vimāna, which is measured between the two angular pillars, is
divided into six parts: two are given to the muchb'hadra (or the middle niche), and
two to the space on each side. * An ornament made in the form of a bud. t ...
Oriental Translation Fund. which represent the plan and the front and side
elevations of the vimāna at Sri Rangam, one of the earliest specimens of sacred
architecture which the ancients have left us in the South of India. The cupola or
dome is ...
... a half to the cantha, one to the cupola, and a half to the pinnacle. A VIMÁNA
CONSISTING OF FOUR STORIES. (See Plate XXXI.) “The height of the vimāna
being divided into nineteen parts, one and a-half is given to the base, three 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.