Sunday, 18 December 2016

Shadows Of Time

Hi and welcome,

Here, I've shared some pictures of Jantar Mantar, Jaipur from our recent visit. Hope you like them!

Three top tips from me:
1. Visit first thing in the morning, at around 9 AM. You'll appreciate the scientific facts when you get a real time illustration with shadows. At a later time in the day, it's too hot to stay outdoors and the sun is right above your head. You need energy and enthusiasm to assimilate the information, and they are in abundance in the morning when this is the first place of visit, especially in a city that's historic.
2. Pick your guide carefully. He / She is the only one who can help you connect to the walls and shadows, which would otherwise mean nothing to a commoner.
3. Wear a hat and sunscreen!

For historical and scientific info, visit:
wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jantar_Mantar,_Jaipur
UNESCO: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1338
Jantar Mantar: http://www.jantarmantar.org/



Data etched in history here


Narivalaya Yantra; Current time 9.43 AM - Observe the shadow of the stick in the centre.


Glaring Sun, close to noon @ Jantar Mantar Jaipur


Overlapping geometrical shapes

Rashivalaya Yantra

A city of walls and their shadows
Kapali Yantra


A goofy shadow in the Jai Prakash Yantra

The Great Samrat Yantra

Spotted a face among the walls

Digamsha Yantra

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Thanks for visiting!

2 comments:

  1. Thats a nice depiction of science. Very rarely do we come across a collection of images from the same place. Nice work.
    Balan Vinod

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