JANTAR MANTAR

Jantar Mantar, Jaipur Touriest Places

JANTAR MANTAR: JANTAR MANTAR, one place which describes the ancient astronomical structure in Jaipur that is JANTAR MANTAR in which lot of architectural astronomical instruments.

It is the live example of ancient science. Its shows the previous “JYOTISHA” technology of Jaipur pink city. It was built in 1734 by raja Sawai Jai Singh 2nd.

JANTAR means instrument and MANTAR means formula or calculations therefore JANTAR MANTAR means an instrumental palaces in which all observatory calculations can be done. Combining religion, science and art, the JANTAR MANTAR is the name given to a series of five, magnificent structures built in Jaipur, New Delhi, Ujjain, Varanasi and Mathura.

Actually Indian astronomers were masteries of calculations from first century of the world.

JANTAR MANTAR has fourteen major geometric devices:

  • Sasthamsa, which has four large meridians, dials inside two high black chambers.
  • Jai Prakash, a highly innovative sundial made of two hemispherical bowls that produce an inverse image of the sky and allow the observer to move freely around inside to take readings.
  • Brihat Samrat, probably the largest gnomon-sundial ever built. With a gnomon arm 22.6m high and two lateral quadrants of radius 15.15m, it measures local time to an accuracy of 2 seconds.
  • Great Ram is a rare, and perhaps unique, double-cylinder instrument to record the azimuth of celestial bodies
  • Raj comprises a bronze astrolabe 2.43m in diameter, probably the largest in the world.
  • Kapala is able to record the co-ordinates of celestial bodies in both the azimuth-altitude and equatorial systems, and permits a direct visual transformation of the co-ordinates of any point in the sky between the two systems
  • Rasivalaya is a unique group of 12 gnomon-dials to measure the ecliptic co-ordinates of celestial objects, each becoming operative when a different one of the 12 zodiacal constellations straddles the meridian

Each device is fixed in various parts of JANTAR MANTAR. All devices are focused tool and named according to previous astronomers. They were generally constructed of brick rubble and plaster, but a few were made of bronze. They were built for naked-eye observations of the celestial bodies and precision was achieved through their monumental dimensions. All devices meant to prove universe activities with scientific ancient fixed instruments. These instruments made up of local stone and marble. Each instrument carries an astronomical scale, generally marked on the marble inner lining.

Maharaja sawai jai singh was fond of astrology and he was also a good astrologer. Actually he wants to make the kind of instruments by which we can easily measuring time, predicting eclipse, tracing star location, the declination of planets and determining the celestial attitudes and related ephemerides and different other universal activities and after long time he did it.

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Developed 1734
Visiting Timing 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Daily)
Other name Instrumental Palaces
architecture brick rubble, plaster and bronze
Built by Sawai Pratap Singh
Made For “JYOTISHA” technology

Address: Hawa Mahal Rd, Badi Choupad
                 Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002

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