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... and extensive knowledge of Asiatic literature, I cannot but think that he was
misinformed as to the number of subjects comprised in the Silpa Sástra, as from
the similarity of the contents of the remains of several of these the whole thirty-two
... 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.
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-fourth, or one-third of that ...
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,t 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.
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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.