Stūpi principle in Vimāna-architecture, Figure on JISOA., Vol IV/1 pp. 27

Stūpi principle in Vimāna-architecture: Outline of the Dharmarāja ratha in Mavalipuram as an example of the Vimāna-type of temples, in which the cupola (stūpi) or pavilion-principle governs the system, and in which each unit expresses centralisation. In the general composition the horizontal character is stronger than the upward movement.

Figure on JISOA., Vol IV/1 pp. 27