An Essay on the Arian Order of Architecture, as Exhibited in the Temples of Kashmir, by

An Essay on the Arian Order of Architecture, as Exhibited in the Temples of Kashmir, by

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...therefore, that the temple contained a naked image of that goddess. Indeed, the whole name may, possibly, have been Varna-kotari qsjTct, the "painted" or the "golden Durga." The enshrined image might have been a gilt one. 3.--The period of the erection of this temple, as well as that of Bhawanigarh, cannot he ascertained except within wide limits. For there are no data to guide us, save the existence of colonnades, which fixes the time of their construction between the fifth and tenth centuries. Having completed the description of all the Kashmirian temples that I have myself seen, or of which I can find any account, I will now proceed to an examination and comparison of their different details one with another, and with the rules laid down by the architects of Greece and India. But before noticing the different parts and various details of these buildings, I will first enumerate the Sanskrit names of the principal mouldings which are used in the Kashmirian architecture. English translation, p. 174. t Kashmir, vol. 2--p. 176. XVI.--Kashmirian Mouldings. Abacus, 3!T, uttara, the "uppermost." This name is used for every superior member, of whatever shape it may be. Annulet, 1?', Pattaka, a "bandlet." This occurs in all subordinate positions, both above and below the principal mouldings. Apaphyge', WK, Prastara, the "spreader." This name is given to any overhanging moulding. It occurs in the Marttand and Avantipura capitals, as well as in those of Pampur and Srinagar. In the latter, however, it is straight. Astragal, ifni, Khsudra-padma, the "little-lotus," is used in both of the Marttand pillars, as the lowest member of the capital. Dado or Face, JFr, Gala or "neck." It occurs in...show more

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