Reports Volume 6

Reports Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...conical rocky eminences which rise in front of it, leaving a narrow valley or passage in the centre between them. On approaching Thoda, one sees a big lumpy hill towering up in the background with a sort of advance guard of conical eminences thrown out in the foreground, the summits of two of which--one on each side--are crowned with temples, leaving a narrow vale or gorge between, from the centre of the hollow of which, immediately facing one, there rises the sikar, or conical spire, of the great temple of Thoda, the view being backed and closed in by the great mountain mass of Girwar, half-way up the slope of which one sees a long colonnade of a modern Jain temple; and the edges of the summit of the mountain are crowned by the remains of a fortification wall which extends thence for fully 6 miles southwards. In former times, however, the town of Thoda was much larger than at present, and extended outside the mountain gorge towards the north, where it was defended by a shahar panah wall, which ran round like a bow, of which the curve was outwards, from a corneal rocky eminence on the west to a rocky ridge on the east, and within which there are the sites or remains of numerous deserted buildings. Here one may still plainly distinguish the northern outer gate of the city, outside of which there lies a great tank which is surrounded by innumerable shrines and satti maths. From this northern outer gate one passes through the comparatively wide and open enclosed space comprised within the outer wall, until one reaches the mouth of the gorge, where one enters a narrow rocky street lined with the ruins of deserted houses on either side, until one comes to the second or inner gate of the city, a few hundred feet within or to the south of which, more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236573382
  • 9781236573384