Jantar Mantar, Jaipur: A World Heritage Site
The Jantar Mantar monument of Jaipur, Rajasthan is a compilation of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments, built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II. It was completed in 1738 CE. There are jantar-mantar in the whole India, namely Delhi, Jaipur, Ujjain, Varanasi, and Mathura. The main purpose of this observatory was to compile astronomical tables and predict the time and movements of the sun, earth and planets. Jantar-mantar of jaipur is world heritage site since 2010.
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Crucial facts about Jantar Mantar, jaipur:
- The world 'jantar' means instruments and 'mantar' means calculation. So jantar-mantar together means ‘an instrument for calculation’.
- The Jantar Mantar monument of Jaipur (Rajasthan) is a compilation of 19 architectural astronomical instruments.
- It was constructed by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II.
- Its construction gets completed in 1738 CE.
- It is world heritage site since 2010.
- There are total 5 jantar mantar in the whole India namely, delhi, jaipur, Ujjain, Mathura and Varanasi.
- This observatory is constructed for the observation of astronomical positions with naked eye.
- The main purpose of this observatory was to compile astronomical tables and predict the time and movements of the sun, earth and planets.
- These all the observatories have a large array of astronomical instruments used to study the heavenly bodies.
- The Jantar Mantar of Jaipur has the largest stone sundial of the world.
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