|Laghu Samrat Yantra with the Clock Tover of City Palace in Background.|
Jantar Mantar is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, built by Sawai Jai Singh in the early 18th century. There are many Observatories built all around the world but Jantar Mantar of Jaipur is considered to be one of the biggest in all of them. Jantar Mantar is combination of Religion, Science and Art. The name Jantar Mantar is derived from Sanskrit Term Yantra (Instruments) and Mantras ( Formula in this Context Calculation) Yantra was further changed by Jantar translates as Magical. So Jantar Mantar translated in English as Magical Calculations. Jantar Mantar of Jaipur was Part of five Observatories built in New Delhi, Ujjain, Varanasi, Matura and Jaipur. The Jantar Mantar of jaipur is biggest in all of them and is in very good Condition; With Thousands of Tourists it also attracts Astronomers, Astrologers and Scientists every year from all around the world.