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Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar at Jaipur stands as the largest stone observatory of the World. This brings out itself, a particular destination for a traveller. Jantar Mantar, built by Maharaja Jai Singh between 1727 and 1734, consists of fixed astronomical instruments that were used for astronomical observations with the bare eyes. This astounding stone observatory answers one among the five astronomical observatories.

The other four Jantar Mantars are in Delhi, Ujjain, Mathura and Varanasi. All these observatories were built in the 18th century. Recently, Jantar Mantar has been recognised as a World Heritage Site that makes it the more popular attraction of Jaipur. Jantar Mantar was carefully renovated in 1901 and was asserted a national monument in 1948.

This shows the remarkable attempts of the scientists of the past times, who were curious in astronomy and the behaviour of celestial bodies. Jantar Mantar avails accurate information that may be compared with present contemporary instruments positively. This is truly a highpoint of the observatory. The observatory has fourteen statistical instruments to measure time, to predict eclipses and to forecast other astronomical events.

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In the Jantar Mantar Sundial is the most famous one among the various instruments. Whereas, Dakshina Yantra comes another illustrious instrument used for finding the position and movement of the heavenly bodies, Unnsyhsmsa Yantra means to measure the distances of the heavenly bodies. The Chakra Yantra here signifies to measure the angle of an object from the equator. So, visit this monument to know about the instruments and their purposes.

Jantar Mantar that is an astronomical instrument in Jaipur, is largest worldwide stone observatory.



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