- Shalbha Sarda
- BBC Travel *
A semaphore descending from the primordial equinox, in a steep and hot plate, passing through the brakes of Johri market, the main market of Jaipur, with its coral walls, delicacies and moss arches.
Quizás bring a little moment to adventure and hager tourism in the capital of Rajasthan desert, but the wind is perfect to measure the time with the zombies projected by the Sol.
Directed by Jantar Mantar, the mysterious portal of India to the stars.
For the first time, it comprises free air – free of extra triangular walls and escalating to one end – part of the place: it is not decorated like the Palace of the City, which is not intruding like the veneer Templo Govind cercano Hawa Mahal.
The site, a collection of 300 anti-inflammatory sites of 20 ‘yantra’ -lamide scintillates – which can measure the positions of the stars and planets, and search the clock with precision – has surprised me since I had a cold in Jaipur. gigantic versions of the hermeneutic delicacies that are stored in my school geometry kit.
But more than that, as a professional architect, you can make the best use of it.
His architectural solutions ingenuity to comprehend the mechanics of astronomyas well as hermeneutic keys for which traditional Indian astrologers elaborate natal charts and pronounced auspicious faces.
Cities allied with the stars
In 1727, under the rule of the region, Sawai Jai Singh, conquered Jaipur as its capital and as the first planned city of the country, which was designed in consonance with the principles of Vastu Shastra, which are based on nature, astronomy and astrology for architecture and location.
See how to perfectly line Jaipur with the stars, set up in astrological practices and suggest climatic events before cultivating, setting tools that fire accurately and accurately.
An embargo, sent by investigative teams to Central Asia and Europe to retrieve databases based on the knowledge of Islamic and European scientists, Sawai Jai Singh find discrepancies between the readings of the metal instruments used Generalemente en ese momento.
To improve the precision, increase the size of the hermeneutics, the installation reduces the moving parts and the heat resistant resistors or the temperature on the fabric with mortar and local powder.
Use these innovations to build free air-conditioned observatories in the Indian cities of Jaipur, Delhi, Ujjain, Varanasi and Mathura.
Sobreviven cuatro: el de Mathura fue demolido.
Pero el de Jaipur, completed in 1734, is the largest and most complete.
Hoy en día, is a site of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, not only because it is the best conservation observatory of its kind in India, but also, as it explicitly describes the UNESCO inscription, represents architectural innovations, astronomy and cosmology, as appendixes and traditions of western, medieval, Asian and African cultures.
In Sanskrit, ‘jantar’ means instruments and ‘mantar’ means calculator, but what each of the yantra of the complex has a mathematical equation: algunos son relajes de sol to indicate the local time and change the position of Sol in the hemisphere; places that other than constellations and planetary motions to detect the signs of the zodiac and guide the proprietors.
The most disgusting of all is an enormous amount of Samrat Yantra equinox, a triangular wall 27 meters high with its semicircular ramps that irradian as well as one of the ladders.
From the bottom of the box, the guide bar is mounted on one of the ramp meters moving at a precision of 1 millimeter every second and indicating the local time with a precision of two seconds.
Otro yantra, el Jai Prakash, mide the trajectory of Sol to trace the signs of the Indian zodiac to determine the horoscopes.
Its structure in the form of quantity, which is concentrated in the sole, is like an inverted map of the skyand a suspended metal plate in a cruciform projector projecting a shell to sample the position of a shooting star or elegy planet.
“These instruments are among the most frequent in the master’s program,” says Neha Sharma, who now holds a doctorate in Jyotish Shastra (Vedic Astrology) from the University of Rajasthan.
“Taking lessons and calculations with these instruments must be a mandatory part of the study plan for those who follow astrology as a professional option.”
More than a curiosity
Most of the modern science world vio Jantar Mantar observatories as a curiosity even as the astrophysical renown India Nandivada Rathnasree argument that structures are eran pertinentes.
On paper as director of the Nehru Planetarium of Delhi (since 1999 until its inception in 2021), all students enjoy the practical experience of positional astronomy in Jantar Mantar and pressures to gain academic and internal recognition.
“Fue Nandivada Rathnasree which is well near Jantar Mantar at the center of attention of the fraternity of knowledge”, says Rima Hooja, archaeologist and consulting director of the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum in the City Palace.
“También desempeñó a fundamental papal for that Jantar Mantar Jaipur to recognize as Patrimonio of Humanity by Unesco”.
El Jantar Manatar sigu ganando fame, not only for its architectural engineering but also for its classic style.
“Superficially, Jantar Mantar could not match an original architecture,” said conservation architect Kavita Jain.
“Pero cundo lo mirace de cerce, el relo de sol de gran altura se stabilize media la creacija de vaccos in the form of arcos. .
Hoy, students, scientists and tourists from many disciplines and cultures all around the world that the Jantar Mantar of Jaipur is much more than a historical monument.
Situated in the center of an antigua citadel of fortifications and palaces, its monolithic continental structures reflect the cosmos and create a solid wall.
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