The Thought

Navigation is important for a vessel in high seas to chart its course properly. Sailing on high seas is almost coeval with the civilizations and ancient cultures. From very early time may take to sea voyages. Accordingly navigational skills were slowly developed. In the beginning the stellar bodies like the Sun, the Moon, the Starts and particularly the polar star on the North Star (Dhriva Tara) in Indian context were the guiding points for Navigation on high seas. In due course the compass, the latitudes and longitudes, the meridian and tropical lines were invented and used by Navigators. In this gallery the history of navigation is illustrated through objects, charts, photographs and models.