Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bombay, Volume 11

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Asiatic Society of Bombay., 1876 - Asia
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Vol. 1-new ser., v. 7 include the society's Proceedings for 1841-1929 (title varies)
 

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Page 142 - All but one of the karanduas are small, not exceeding a foot in height, and wrapped in many folds of muslin. One is of much greater size, and uncovered, and, with its decorations, makes a most brilliant appearance. It is five feet four and a half inches high, and nine feet ten inches in circumference at its base. It is of silver, from three-tenths to four-tenths of an inch thick, and gilt externally. It consists of three different pieces, capable of being separated from each other. Its workmanship...
Page 142 - This beautiful and very valuable bijou was put into a a very small gold karandua, richly ornamented with rubies, diamonds, and emeralds: this was enclosed in a larger one also of gold, and very prettily decorated with rubies: this second, surrounded with tinsel, was placed in a third, which was wrapped in muslin; and this in a fourth, which was similarly...
Page 142 - ... before and behind which is a curtain. The splendour of the place is very striking; the roof and walls are lined with -gold brocade ; and nothing scarcely is to be seen but gold, gems, and sweet-smelling flowers. On a platform or stage, about three feet and a half high, and which occupies about half the room, there is a profusion of flowers tastefully arranged before the objects of worship to which they are offered, viz. two or three small figures of...
Page 383 - India he took great and active interest, and the Bombay Association and the Bombay Branch of the East India Association...
Page 125 - Abbey are believed to have flourished there twelve hundred years ago; the olives in the Garden of Gethsemane were full grown when the Saracens were expelled from Jerusalem; and the cypress of...
Page 140 - Robert and Lady Horton and party, amongst whom was Baron von Hugel. He writes:—" It is a piece of discoloured ivory, slightly Curved, nearly two inches in length, and one in diameter at the base ; from thence to the other extremity, which is rounded and blunt, it considerably decreases in size." \ Elsewhere he continues :—" Not the least curious fact connected with this antique is, that the original promoter of the imposition (which passed it as a tooth of Gautama) did not procure some old man's...
Page 118 - The beautiful photographs, which form such an attraction in that book, are from fragments now in the possession of the India moreover, like unto the wet-nurse, should watch over the welfare of my child (the people). By such a procedure, my ministers would ensure perfect happiness to my realm. " By such a course, these (the people) released from all disquietude, and most fully conscious of their security, would devote themselves to their avocations. By the same procedure, on its being proclaimed that...
Page ii - Bhandarkar who recorded it as his opinion that " No one who wishes to write a paper on the antiquities of the last two thousand years can do so without referring to Dr. Bhau's writing.
Page 136 - The king, when all was prepared, seated himself in a boat decorated with gilding and brocaded silks ; he set out two days in advance to meet the procession, and on coming in sight of it he retired into the cabin of his galley, bathed, sprinkled himself with perfumes, assumed his most costly dress, and on touching the raft which bore the tooth he prostrated himself before it with all the gestures of profound adoration, and on his knees approaching the altar on which rested the shrine, he received...
Page 133 - ... requested his daughter in marriage, accompanying the demand by a shipload of rich presents, consisting of things unknown in Ceylon, besides woven cloths and gems. The envoys arrived about the time that the king had abandoned Cotta to take up his residence within the Fort of Colombo (AD 1564).

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