Jantar Mantar

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A brief sketch of the Jantar Mantar of Jaipur with photographs of Instruments.

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Jantar Mantar

  1. 1. Jantar Mantar Stone Astronomical Observatory Jaipur
  2. 2. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II <ul><li>Born in 1688 A.D.Crowned in 1699 Sawai Jai Singh Ji founded Jaipur in 1727. A learned man his love of sciences saw him build observatories at Delhi, Jaipur, Ujjain, Mathura, and Benaras.He reigned for 45 years.He died in 1744. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Jantar Mantar <ul><li>Jaipur Jantar Mantar was the second and more sophisticated observatory Jai singh built.The instruments were so big and accurate ,as they were built of stone,masonry and marble, that he found errors in the astronomical tables then in use.There are 18 instruments in the Jaipur observatory.Thru his Portuguese friend he procured latest astronomical books and instruments from Europe.Some he had translated in Sanskrit.Some of these translated texts are on display in the City Palace Museum. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Chakra Yantra
  5. 5. Samrat Yantra
  6. 6. Samrat Yantra <ul><li>By far the biggest yantra in Jantar Mantar it is a huge Sun Dial.It is 89 feet high and 148 feet wide.It can measure local time correctly up to 2 seconds.It is in use till date to find out if the monsoons will be plentiful. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Rashivalaya Yantra
  8. 8. Narivalaya Yantra
  9. 9. Yantra Raj
  10. 10. Krantiwrita Yantra
  11. 11. Unnatasha Yantra
  12. 12. Dakshinodak Bhittiyantra
  13. 13. Jai Prakash Yantra
  14. 15. Kapali Yantra
  15. 16. Ram Yantra
  16. 18. <ul><li>If the efforts of UNESCO and Archaeological Survey of India, bear fruit,Jaipur Jantar Mantar may soon be the second World Heritage Site from Rajassthan.In 1985 Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur,had joined the World Heritage Sites list. </li></ul>
  17. 20. Some Links <ul><li>www.karans.info </li></ul><ul><li>A guesthouse in Jaipur </li></ul><ul><li>http://karansguesthouse.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>A Blog About Jaipur </li></ul>

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