Varanasi: The survey of the Gyanvapi Mosque in Varanasi, conducted by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), has entered its eighth day today. Stringent security measures have been put in place around the premises of Gyanvapi Mosque. A team is currently examining the upper and lower chambers within the western wall. The survey work resumed after a lunch break.
It’s worth mentioning that on Wednesday, the ASI team conducted a three-dimensional mapping of the walls and surfaces within the chambers of Gyanvapi Mosque. Additionally, they recorded the details of the debris found near the western wall and chambers. During the survey that lasted for nearly seven hours, photographs and videos were taken of every part of the mosque premises. Measurements were recorded from the surface to the structures using topography sheets. The ASI team employed their equipment to record the measurements accurately.
On Wednesday morning, the ASI team entered the Gyanvapi Mosque at around 8 AM, initiating the survey proceedings. The team examined the architectural style of the chambers, as well as their interior design. They also documented photographs and videos of the mosque premises. The structures within different sections of the mosque were mapped using Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) machines. The surface was also examined using a portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometer.
The ASI team continues its survey of the Gyanvapi Mosque. One team is currently inspecting the upper and lower chambers within the western wall.