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Page 295 - It is, however, surpassed in size and magnificence by its neighbour, the great temple at Hullabid, which, had it been completed, is one of the buildings on which the advocate of Hindu architecture would desire to take his stand.
Page 332 - I think it may be as old as the 10th or 11th century. The principal statue, which is called Maya Devi, is a threeheaded and four-armed female in the act of killing a prostrate figure. In one of the hands I recognised the chakra, or discus ; in another there was an object like a human head ; and in a third hand the trisul. This is certainly not the figure of Mdya Devi, the mother of Buddha, nor is it exactly that of any goddess with which I am acquainted.
Page 251 - Deccan," shall be understood to mean, that the force engaged for by this Article, viz., two battalions of sepoys and six pieces of cannon, manned by Europeans, shall be granted whenever Your Highness shall apply for it, making only one exception, that it is not to be employed against any power in alliance with the Company...
Page 334 - ... enlarged ghat of sixty steps, 100 feet in width. Riots and bloody fights were of common occurrence amid the excited throng. In 1760, on the last day of bathing (10th April), the rival mobs of the Gosain and Bhairagi sects had a longcontinued battle, in which the almost incredible number of 18,000 are said to have perished.
Page 444 - Pindari freebooters to his help ; and till they were finally extirpated in 1817, the whole of this fertile region became a prey to ravage and massacre.
Page 208 - Pathankot and the neighbouring villages in the plain, together with the whole hill portion of the district, formed part of the area ceded by the Sikhs to the British after the first Sikh war in 1846.
Page 488 - ... in the rains, is reported at 20 feet 10 inches. The greatest mean rise of tide, about 16 feet, takes place in March, April, and May; with a declining range during the rainy season to a mean of 10 feet, and a minimum during freshets reported at 3 feet 6 inches.
Page 110 - About £130,000 had been spent upon these protective works, and it was hoped that engineering skill had conquered the violence of the Gangetic floods. But in August 1875 the solid masonry spurs, the railway station, and the magistrates' court, were all swept away, and deep water covered their site.
Page 332 - But the action of the figure is most decidedly opposed to this identification, and I am therefore inclined to assign the statue to Durgd the consort of Siva, to whom Vishnu gave his discus, and Siva his trident. This attribution is the more probable as there is close beside it a squatted male figure with eight arms, which can only be Siva, and on the outside of the temple there is a Lingam, and a statue of the bull Nandi. There...