|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.
The Observatory Consists of many Giant geometric devices for measuring time, predicting eclipses, tracking stars and so on. . . At old time local astronomers use it to predict the weather for farmers, announcing eclipses and the arrival of monsoons. The Instruments here can tell the time with the accuracy of 2 seconds. Jantar Mantar, of Jaipur celebrated astronomical observatory is also have a Status of World Heritage Site presented by UNESCO. Jantar Mantar is Situated in Jaipur City only Just near the City Palace So you can cover both the Places at the same Visit. On the Whole it’s a Must See Place when you Visit Jaipur.
|Samrat Yantra (Giant sundial) with other Instruments.|
|Jai Prakash Yantra at Jantar Mantar, Jaipur.|
|I forgot which one was this but I liked the Lines.|
|I love the Sizes of these Instruments You really enjoy Clicking Them.|
|Stairs of Samrat Yantra (Giant sundial)|