10 September, 2011
I was always curious to know what was inside these strangely erected structures while passing through these lanes. As a child, we would always think that this is some kind of Bhul Bhulaiya. So today (9 June, 2011) was my chance to explore these mysterious structures and to know what all this Jantar Mantar was about.
It is one of the five astronomical observatories (at Jaipur, Delhi, Mathura, Ujjain, Varanasi) built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh (II), the ruler and founder of Jaipur who had a very keen interest in Astronomy.
|Through nature's window|
|Ram Yantra (reminded me of Roman colosseum)|
|History with modernity|
Though I enjoyed wandering in this Bhul Bhulaiya, but I certainly need to pay a leisurely visit to these historic wonders to properly understand the working of these astronomical instruments.