Friday, 6 December 2013


The Jantar Mantar is located in the capital of India of New Delhi which consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments. Building is one of five built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, from 1724, as he was given by Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah the task of revising the calendar and astronomical tables. There is a plaque fixed on one of the structures in the Jantar Mantar observatory in New Delhi that was placed there in 1910 mistakenly dating the construction of the complex to the year 1710. Initial purpose of the observatory was to determine astronomical tables, and to predict the times and movements of the sun, moon and planets. Some of these purposes nowadays would be classified as astronomy. Jantar mantar was Completed in 1724.

jantar mantar wallpapers of delhi monuments

Jantar mantar at sun rays site views and pics
Samrat Yantra: The Samrat Yantra, is a big triangle that is basically an equal hour sundial. Samrat Yatra is 70 feet high, 114 feet long at the base, and 10 feet thick. It has a 128-foot-long (39 m) hypotenuse that is parallel to the Earth's axis and points toward the North Pole. On either side of the triangle is a quadrant with graduations indicating hours, minutes, and seconds. 
Jayaprakash Yantra: The Jayaprakash consists of hollowed out hemispheres with markings on their concave surfaces. Crosswires were stretched between points on their rim. From inside the Ram, an observer could align the position of a star with various markings or a window's edge.
Misra Yantra: The Misra Yantra was designed as a tool to determine the shortest and longest days of the year. Mishra yatra can also be used to indicate the exact moment of noon in various cities and locations regardless of their distance from Delhi – quite remarkable.
time watch of jantar mantar new delhi

observatory instruments at new delhi

in view of jantar mantar new delhi

Outer screen view of jantar mantar new delhi

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