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Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar

A graceful creation of the Jaipur King, Jantar Mantar is another phenomenon of Indian architecture. Built of red sandstone, exhibiting the scientific expertise of yesteryears, Jantar Mantar in Delhi is among the five observatories constructed by Sawai Jai Singh II. It was built in 1724 and lies on the Sansad Marg or Parliament Street between the Connaught place and the Rastrapati Bhavan.


Jantar Mantar got its name from 'Yantra' meaning instruments and 'Mantra' that means formulas. Thus, it together forms the term 'Jantar Mantar'. This exceptional structure comprises of fourteen geometric devices that are used for measuring time, tracking planets, predicting eclipses, forecasting weather and finding extraterrestrial altitude.


Some of the prominent instruments at Jantar Mantar include:

Mishra Yantra-It measures the shortest as well as the longest day of the year.
Ram Yantra- It is two circular buildings to measure the distance of stars.
Samrat Yantra-It comes with the accurate time of the day.
Jai Prakash- It determines the sun’s position at the time of equinox.


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This remarkable monument is open daily from sunrise to sunset with nominal entry fee. Jantar Mantar also ensures a placid and comfortable ambiance inside the regular turmoil of the city.


Treat your eyes with the outstanding Jatar Mantar that appears like a conventionalized 'namaste'!

 

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