JANTAR MANTAR

Jantar Mantar is located in the modern city of New Delhi. “Jantar Mantar” it means “instruments for measuring the harmony of the heavens”.[1] It consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments. The site is one of five built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, from 1723 onwards, revising the calendar and astronomical tables. Jai Singh, born in 1688 into a royal Rajput family that ruled the regional kingdom, was born into an era of education that maintained a keen interest in astronomy. 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. Later research, though, suggests 1724 as the actual year of construction. Its height is 723 feet (220 m).

The primary purpose of the observatory was to compile 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.

Completed in 1724, the Delhi Jantar Mantar had decayed considerably by 1857 uprising. The Ram Yantra, the Samrat Yantra, the Jai Prakash Yantra and the Misra Yantra are the distinct instruments of Jantar Mantar. The most famous of these structure, the Jaipur, had also deteriorated by the end of the nineteenth century until in 1901 Maharaja Ram Singh set out to restore the instrument.

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Located

Jantar Mantar is located in the modern city of New Delhi. “Jantar Mantar” literally means “instruments for measuring the harmony of the heavens”. I

Observatory

The Jantar Mantar observatory in Delhi comprises 13 astronomical instruments of which four are primary devices.

structure

The structures consist of brick and marble towers and pillars, with no telescopic elements at all

facts

  • Jantar Mantar was the logo of the 1982 Asian
    Games Jantar Mantar was declared a national monument in 1948.

jANTAR MATAR


National monument


  • The great Indian astronomer-king Maharaja Jai Singh II in 1901, the Jantar Mantar was declared a national monument in 1948.

VAstronomical instruments




The Jantar Mantar observatory in Delhi comprises 13 astronomical instruments of which four are primary devices

1982


  • During the 1982 Asian Games held in New Delhi, Jantar Mantar was used on the logo of the event.

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