Jantar Mantar at Jaipur
Jantar Mantar at Jaipur was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. The Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur kingdom had built five astronomical observatories in India. These observatories were built between the years 1724 to 1734. The first observatory was built at Delhi in 1724. The Jaipur Observatory was built in 1734 by Maharaja Jai Singh.
About jantar mantar at Jaipur
These observatories known as Jantar Mantar, Jaipur Observatory are considered to be very accurate. These are unique structures that measure astronomical measurements and time. These structures are unique and one of a kind. The world’s largest stone sundial is a built-in Jaipur observatory which is still accurately working. Apart from this, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is just near the city place and Banke Bihari temple.
The Jaipur observatory includes a set of some 19 main fixed instruments. The purpose of these instruments, the observation of astronomical positions with the naked eye. It is a miracle of man-made architecture and shows the skill and technology of ancient India. This is the most significant, most comprehensive, and the best preserved of India’s historic observatories.
The Jantar Mantar observatory is still in working condition. It is spread around 18,700 square meters of area. The observatory was restored several times, particularly in 1902 in British rule and also in 2006, And replaced some original materials of construction with different materials. Some instruments used are still a mystery for visitors. How accurate a prediction they gave in the time of the 18th century. Now it is part of a National monument of Rajasthan.
Main Instruments of Jantar Mantar at Jaipur Observatory
Small Samrat Yantra
The small Samrat Yantra is one of the main sundials of the Jaipur Observatory. This instrument works for measuring time. The Samrat Yantra is very important. This instrument accurately measures time up to 20 seconds. The structure of this instrument is very beautiful. There is also a big form of which description is given ahead.
The Ram Yantra is a cylindrical structure that is open towards the sky, It has a center, its columns and walls are of equal height. The device measures altitude. It has been built at the observatory in Jaipur and Delhi only.
Is a circular device based on a simple method of finding the celestial bodies’ azimuth. This device shows the relative angular position of a celestial body, starting from the north direction and towards its eastern direction.
Jai Prakash Yantra
The Jai Prakash Yantra is the most complex device of the Jaipur Observatory. It is a hemispherical device that tracks the motion of the Sun. The Jai Prakash Yantra is half above the ground and half towards the bottom.
The Samrat Yantra is the largest instrument of the Jaipur Observatory, it is also known as the Virhat Samrat Yantra, which is the biggest sundial in the Jaipur observatory, it is the largest instrument for measuring time. Time measures accurately up to 2 seconds. These instruments are very big and very beautiful structures.
The pole observatory is a much simpler device than all the instruments of the Jaipur observatory. This instrument of trapezoidal structure is fitted with a plaque that makes an angle equal to the latitude of the observatory with the plane, the upper plane of the plaque pointing to the North Pole. Where the Dhurva Tara is located, it is named Dhruva Yantra on this basis.
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Jantar mantar at jaipur
Timing – 9.00 am to 4.30 pm
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Ticket – Adult 50 Rs for indian
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