Jantar Mantar Famous Observatory of India

Jantar Mantar Famous Observatory:

Jantar Mantar is one of the famous stone observatories of India. It is the largest observatory in the world and was constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh.

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Maharaja Jai Singh founded the Pink City and constructed this Jantar Mantar between 1727 to 1733. In those days, it attracted many Mathematicians and astronomists. Jai Singh built five astronomical observatories, and the Jantar Mantar was one among them.

Jantar Mantar Place for Scientists:

Previously Jantar Mantar was called Yantra Mantra; due to the wrong pronunciation, the ‘Yantra Mantra’ was changed to Jantar Mantar. The Jantar Mantar was constructed with complete stone and is at the entry point of another famous Indian monument City Palace, Jaipur. The surroundings were arranged for comfort to observe the Universe.
In the olden days, the place was a destination for many Mathematicians and astronomists. Jai Singh collected many instruments which were very useful to astronomy. The architects constructed this place with advanced methods. So that many ancestors visit this place to learn more about astronomy and its several facts. Jantar Mantar is a unique experimental place where we can get maximum results from the experiments. The instruments are also very similar to current devices. Here many Indian scientists did many experiments, and scientific methods bear proof of the strength of Indian Astronomy during the medieval period.

Architect of Jantar Mantar:

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Jantar Mantar was constructed with complete Jaipur exquisite stones and marble. We can see the arithmetical instruments used to know the time count, Predict eclipses. Here the essential and chief astronomical instruments are Jai Prakash Yantra. Ram Yantra and the Samrat Yantra. Jaipur sundial is the prime instrument that could depict accurate time as much as possible. However, in 1901 AD, the place and constructions renovate again in the year 1948 AD. The Indian government also recorecogniseds the monument as a National Monument. Every tourist who visits Rajasthan doesn’t leave without visiting the place.