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Jantar Mantar Jaipur

Jantar Mantar Jaipur

Jantar Mantar is another famous monument situated in the Jaipur city of Rajasthan state, India. One of the masterpieces amongst the 5 observatory in west central in India, this beautiful monument is constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur in between 1727 – 1734. It is one of the largest of them all.

Derived from the Sanskrit word yantra mantra which means instruments and formulae, this monument was later re-pronounced and named as Jantar Mantar. Furthermore, the monument comprises of 13 different instruments of various geometrical forms for calculating the time of day, the heights of heavenly bodies, predicting eclipses and the situations of constellations. These instruments make accurate reading within a second. Apart from that, Jantar Mantar further comprises of Jaiprakash Yantra, Samrat Yantra, Ram Yantra and the Composite instrument which contains a sundial and an enormous hemisphere on the northern wall. Moving ahead, the monument has an amazing sundial that is 90 feet high and its shadow helps in determining the time of a day. Along with that, the small domed cupola (chhatri) at the top is used for predicting eclipses and the coming of monsoons.

The monument is open for public on all the days from 9am to 4.30pm. Jantar Mantar travel and tourism offers an amazing way of exploring this wonderful monument. The monument is also listed as the world heritage by the UNESCO and is now managed by government of Rajasthan. Even today, the instruments of Jantar Mantar are used for forecasting weather and the prospects of flood or famine etc.

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