The Imperial Gazetteer of India, Volume 5

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Trübner & Company, 1881 - India

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Page 257 - ... in other examples plain painted surfaces occupy the same space. Above this springs the roof, semicircular in general section, but somewhat stilted at the sides, so as to make its height greater than the semi-diameter. It is ornamented even at this day by a series of wooden ribs...
Page 256 - The building resembles, to a very great extent, an early Christian church in its arrangements, consisting of a nave and side-aisles, terminating in an apse or semi-dome, round which the aisle is carried.
Page 162 - ... body fell became sacred as places of pilgrimage. One of her fingers is said to have fallen at this spot.
Page 291 - Wuldr on its east side near the middle of the lake. leaving it at its south-west corner in a fine open stream about 200 yards wide. Like every other lake surrounded by mountains, the Wular is liable to the action of sudden and furious hurricanes that sweep over its surface.
Page 170 - Himmat Bahadur, on whose death, in 1804, it once more lapsed to Government. It was next handed over to Gobind Rao, who exchanged it two years later for villages farther to the W. Since that time Kalpi has remained a British possession.
Page 245 - The river is held in the utmost abhorrence by Hindus, and no person of any caste will drink or even touch its waters. The reason of its impurity is said to be that a Brdhman having been murdered by Rajd Trisanku, of the Solar line, a saint purified him of his sin by collecting water from all the streams in the world, and washing him in their waters, which were collected in the spring from which the Karamnasa now issues. This spot is near the village of Sdrodag, and the river soon becomes a rapid...
Page 402 - tells me he thinks him quite well enough to ' serve, and if so, he was quite right to apply. ' I wish we could meet and serve together. ' Upon succeeding to the command, it was ' necessary for me to go to Palermo ; and I ' was absent a month, from the middle of ' July to the middle of August. The heat ' this summer has been excessive, the people ' say, beyond what they ever remember. I ' myself never felt so uncomfortable from ' heat, even in the West Indies. Whether it ' was from this, or any other...
Page 258 - Of the interior we can judge perfectly, and it certainly is as solemn and grand as any interior can well be, and the mode of lighting the most perfect — one undivided volume of light coming through ' a single opening overhead at a very favourable angle, and falling directly on the altar or principal object in the building, leaving the rest in comparative obscurity. The effect is considerably heightened by the closely-set thick columns that divide the three aisles from one another...
Page 256 - Cathedral, or of the Abbaye aux Hommes at Caen, omitting the outer aisles in the latter buildings. The thickness of the piers at Norwich and Caen nearly corresponds to the breadth of the aisles in the Indian temple. In height, however, Karli is very inferior, being only 42 ft. or perhaps 45 ft. from the floor to the apex, as nearly as can be ascertained.
Page 463 - The climate of Kuch Behar is damp and malarious, but not so hot as in other parts of Bengal. The wind sets much from the east, and thunderstorms are common from March to May.

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