Optics Workshops at Chaya Someswara Swamy Temple

Optics Workshop at Chaya Someswara Swamy Temple The workshop objective is to enjoy and understand optics. You can see the workshop report here.


Workshop is designed for Physical Science teachers and class 10th students. We can accomodate 40 students and 10 teachers. The teachers can contact CV Hari Krishna or GLN Murthy. Students are to be nominated by teachers themselves, preferably 4 students per schools. NAEST 2017 Mains qualifiers are also invited to register themselves.


The registration will start at 9:00AM followed by inuguration session till 10:00AM. Lunch break is from 1:00PM to 2:00PM and valedictory session from 4:30PM to 5:00PM. There will be five technical sessions of one hour each (with two tea breaks of 15 min each). The particpants will do the experiments/demonstrations and discusses results and concepts. The participants will be divided into five groups (8 students, 2 teachers and 1 resource person in each group). In each session, there will be 1 experiment involving measurements, 1 demonstration explaining particular concept and 1 activity of puzzle type.

About Chaya Someswara Swamy Temple

The temple details are given on this webpage of Telangana Tourism department. See the following links for interesting details.
  1. Physics lecturer throws light on mystifying shadow, article in the Hindu, 2010.
  2. Why exploring Chaya Someshwara Temple Mystery must be a Weekend Goal for Everyone
  3. Youtube, TV9 (Telugu), 3 minutes
  4. Youtube, TV9 (Telugu), 9 minutes, P Sridhar

Resource Persons

5 Resource Persons (Jitender Singh, Pravin Chaudhary, CV Harikrishna, A Gnaneshwar, Bharanikumar, EV Ramana, ... ) and 5 Volunteers (GLN Murthy, Ramesh Kumar, Pradeep Agarwal, JV Chaudhary, ...)

Improtant Contents

Dr HC Verma Videos Related to Optics

  1. From Shadows to Diffraction, Youtube
  2. From Shapes of Source Opening and Shadow, Youtube. (Additional Video)
  3. From Fermat Principle to Reflection, Youtube
  4. From One Medium to Another: Refraction, Youtube
  5. Mirage in a Bottle, Youtube. (Additional Video)
  6. From Diffraction to Interference, Youtube
  7. From Unpolarized to Polarized Light, Youtube
  8. From Blue Sky to Colored Cello tape, Youtube. This lecture covers scattering of light, optical activity and birefringence.


The details of the experiments are given here (html) and here (pdf) .


  1. Laws of Reflection
  2. Laws of Refrection
  3. Focal Length of a Concave Mirror
  4. Focal Length of a Convex Lens
  5. Prism
  6. Miscellaneous