There are have been lot of PHOTO JOURNEYs from Jantar Matar in Delhi, but this one is little different from all others. Most of the others are from daytime or evenings and this time we had special permissions from Archeological Survey of India. So let's check out this Photo Journey from Eclipse Evening on 10th December 2011...
Almost every monument in Delhi well lit after sunset, but unfortunately all of them get closed before sunset. Some of Photo Enthusiasts from Delhi College of Arts had arranged permissions on Lunar Eclipse day (10th December, 2011). They had been divided into groups to cover various monuments in Delhi. It was very well planned project and everyone was all set with their Cameras, Lenses, Tripods and Laptops etc.
We had to actually go to Humayun Tomb, but all permission papers were with us. So came to Jantar Mantar for handling them to relevant folks and move ahead. The group at Jantar Mantar needed some help in setup, as they were not very well versed with the graphs of moon movement. Ankit spent some time setting all the things right and in the mean time I clicked these photographs at Yantra Mandir of Delhi.
While clicking this photograph I realized that we are already for reaching the actual spot, where we were appointed. Anyway, things were almost done at Jantar Mantar and we quickly moved towards Humayun Tomb.
The Jantra Mantra is located in the modern city of New Delhi, INDIA. It actually consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments which were built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur. This Jantar Mantar was built from 1724....
There are five Jantar Mantars in India and were constructed during same time. The basic purpose of Jantar Mantar was to compile astronomical tables and to predict the times on the basis of movements of the sun, moon and planets. Some of these purposes nowadays would be classified as astronomy. ( Courtesy - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jantar_Mantar_%28Delhi%29)
There are many useful links on web to know more about the ideas behind Jantar Mantar and some of them are -
Jantar Mantar is one of the main places to visit in Delhi and it attracts various tourists from India as well as abroad. Click Here to see more photographs from this evening and Humayun Tomb.