Indian Antiquities: Or, Dissertations, Relative to the Ancient Geographic Divisions, the Pure System of Primeval Theology ... of Hindostan: Compared, Throughout, with the Religion, Laws, Government, and Literature of Persia, Egypt, and Greece, the Whole Intended as Introductory to the History of Hindostan Upon a Comprehensive Scale, Band 3

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Seite 167 - The fig-tree, not that kind for fruit renown'd, But such as, at this day, to Indians known, In Malabar or Decan spreads her arms, Branching so broad and long, that in the ground The bended twigs take root, and daughters grow About the mother tree, a pillar'd shade, High overarch'd, and echoing walks between...
Seite 189 - ... when their new religion required covered edifices, they ingeniously projected to make them resemble groves, as nearly as the distance of architecture would permit...
Seite 234 - grows in the water, and, amongst its broad leaves, puts forth a flower, in the centre of which is formed the...
Seite 189 - For could the Arches be otherwise than pointed when the workman was to imitate that curve which branches of two opposite trees make by their intersection with one another ? Or could the Columns be otherwise than split into distinct shafts, when they were to represent the stems of a clump of trees...
Seite 167 - ... six feet from the extremity of one wing to the other.— This tree not only affords shelter, but sustenance, to all its inhabitants, being covered...
Seite 202 - Elephantine they worshipped the figure of a man in a sitting posture, painted blue, having the head of a ram, and the horns of a goat which encompassed a disk ; all which represented the sun and moon's conjunction at the sign of the ram; the blue color denoting the power of the moon, at the period of junction, to raise water into the clouds.
Seite 49 - It is composed of seven square enclosures, one within the other, the walls of which are twenty-five feet high, and four thick. These enclosures are three hundred and fifty feet distant from one another, and each has four large gates, with a high tower ; which are placed one in the middle of each side of the enclosure, and opposite to the four cardinal points. The outward wall is near four miles in circumference...
Seite 227 - ... other signs of the zodiac, Mr. MAURICE adds, " The Libra of the zodiac is perpetually seen upon all the hieroglyphics of Egypt, which is at once an argument of the great antiquity of that asterism, and of the probability of its having been originally fabricated by the astronomical sons of Misraim. By the balance they are supposed by some to have denoted the equality of days and nights, at the period of the sun's arriving at this sign. And by others it is asserted, that this asterism, at first...
Seite 52 - Pilgrims from all parts of the peninsula come here to obtain absolution, and none come without an offering of money ; and a large part of the revenue of the island is allotted for the maintenance of the Brahmins who inhabit the pagoda; and these, with their families, formerly composed a multitude of not less than forty thousand souls, maintained, without labour, by the liberality of superstition.
Seite 207 - It was in these gloomy caverns that the grand and mystic arcana of this goddess were unfolded to the adoring aspirant, while the solemn hymns- of initiation resounded through the long extent of these stony recesses.

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