Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadow

For time immemorial, shadows have been used to tell time with accuracy. This is the Jai Prakash Yantra, at the Jantar Mantar, Jaipur. Created under the supervision of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, this is the last of the instruments made at the observatory and said to be the most accurate of them all. The interesting…

Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

The Jantar Mantar (meaning instruments for calculation), Jaipur Rajastan is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, built by Maharaja Jai Singh II between 1727 and 1734. There are as many as five such facilities in the country including the ones at Delhi and Jaipur. This one at Jaipur is the largest and best maintained of…