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My Photography at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi - Atishay Jain

Sunday, August 26, 2012Atishay Jain

Again me "Atishay Jain" have got a chance with the awesome Photography group "DPEG  Photowalk" to capture some beautiful picture inside Jantar Mantar. It was cloudy day though and It was raining as well. We didn't get any sunlight and then we have decided to change the settings of our cameras to get the picture with proper brightness. Lets see something about Jantar Mantar :)

The Jantra Mantra (literally the 'instrument and formula' and often called the Jantar Mantar), is located in the modern city of New Delhi, Delhi. It consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments.










Purpose of Individual Structures

There are distinct instruments within the observatory of Jantar Mantar in New Delhi: 
The Samrat Yantra, the Ram Yantra, the Jayaprakash, and the Mishra yantras.

Samrat Yantra: The Samrat Yantra, or Supreme Instrument, is a giant triangle that is basically an equal hour sundial. It is 70 feet high, 114 feet long at the base, and 10 feet thick. It has a 128-foot-long (39 m) hypotenuse that is parallel to the Earth's axis and points toward the North Pole. On either side of the triangle is a quadrant with graduations indicating hours, minutes, and seconds. At the time of the Samrat Yantra's construction, sundials already existed, but the Samrat Yantra turned the basic sundial into a precision tool for measuring declination and other related coordinates of various heavenly bodies.


Jayaprakash Yantra: The Jayaprakash consists of hollowed out hemispheres with markings on their concave surfaces. Crosswires were stretched between points on their rim. From inside the Ram, an observer could align the position of a star with various markings or a window's edge.

Mishra Yantra: The Mishra yantras were able to indicate when it was noon in various cities all over the world and was the only structure in the observatory not invented by Jai Singh II.

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