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... are in my possession are so imperfect from the causes before noticed , that the
whole taken together , conveys but a very imperfect idea of the subject treated on
, and recourse has therefore been had to other sources to supply the defect .
OF BASES , The height of a base is equal to either a half , three - quarters , or a
whole diameter of the shaft . When placed under pillars of an inferior sort , in
porticoes and the like , and without a pedestal , its height is stated to be one -
The diameter of the whole length of the building , including the walls , is to be
divided into four and a half or six parts ; and the garb'hagriha to take up two , two
and a half , or three ; the antarála , one and a half or two ; and the ard'ha mantapa
The whole spout being divided into five parts , three to be given to the cugmala , *
one to the padma , f and one to the vajina or fillet . ' On the surface of the spout a
cavity is to be made for discharging the water , from one to five angulas broad .
Let the whole height be divided into eight equal parts ; give one to the ad'hist
hána ( base ) , two to the páda ( pillar ) , one to the prastara ( entablature ) , one
to the griva ( the neck of the dome ) , two to the sic'hara ( cupola ) , and one 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.