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Jaantar Mantar of Delhi

All About Jantar Mantar of Delhi.

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Shrutika Singh

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  • astronomical instruments
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Delhi is famous for its monumental structures and Jantar Mantar of Delhi is one of its own kind. Built in 1724 by Raja Jai Singh II of Jaipur in Delhi, Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory with masonry instruments.

The mathematician and astronomer king, Raja Jai Singh II has made this monument which has instruments that can graph the path of the astronomical universe. The name of this noteworthy astronomical observatory, Jantar Mantar means 'instrument for calculation.' Jantar Mantar of Delhi is even used by modern day scholars to ascertain the location of the heavenly bodies in our universe.

The primary purpose of the observatory was to compile astronomical tables and to predict the times and movements of the sun, moon and planets. It consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments. The instruments present in Jantar Mantar are Samrat Yantra, Jai Prakash, Ram Yantra, Niyati Chakra and Misra Yantra. There are five similar observatories in west-central India, all known by the name Jantar Mantar made between 1727 and 1734. These places are Jaipur, Ujjain, Mathura, and Varanasi.

Opening timings of this amazing astronomical observatory is 10 am to 6 pm and entry is free. It is located adjacent to well known Connaught Place, also known as the Heart of the City. If you visit the capital city of New Delhi, do not forget to have a glimpse of this mesmerizing piece of art and creativity.