Fun Facts About Jantar Mantar

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Let’s learn some facts about Jantar Mantar, is one of the major attractions in Jaipur. This complex with its collections of telescopes, sundials, and scientific instruments sits northeast of the city center. Take in the sights as you explore Jantar Mantar and of course get your hands on a traditional Jaipuri meal before hopping on to the next sightseeing spot.

A UNESCO Site

This unique museum tells us about the ancient culture in India

Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh built 5 Jantar Mantars in India during the beginning of 18th century. The observatories at Jaipur, Mathura, New Delhi, Varanasi and Ujjain were both credited with their fascination among astronomers and were referred to as the three most renowned astronomical structures of the world in the early 20th century.

Largest of the Observatories

With the observatory being constructed in Jaipur, the largest city in India, India took an important step in creating successful partnerships between space and earth.

Purpose of Jantar Mantar

In Jaipur, India, the ‘Jantar Mantar’ was built over the period of 43 years, to be exact. The structure of Jantar Mantar is a complex that encompasses nineteen architectural astronomical instruments. It is still currently running and being used for calculations and teaching purposes. There are some structures in the complex that were built in stone and marble, while others were built in bronze. Some of the structures here include Chakra Yantra, Dakshin Bhitti

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World’s Biggest Stone Sundial

There is no other time keeping device like Brihat Samrat Yantra in the world, as it seems to have been forgotten. Originally designed and built by Jantar Mantar’s founder, Shri Ji Man Singh Deo in 1734, the sundial was an indulgent gesture for the purpose of creating a place of Dussehra

6 Meaning of Jantar

The words Jantar and Mantar taken out from Sanskrit words Jantra and Mantra that mean ‘instrument’ and ‘calculate’ respectively, which makes the exact meaning of Jantar Mantar as “a calculating instrument”.

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