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Janter Manter:

This image is showing janter manter which is located in the modern city of New Delhi. It consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments. The site is one of five built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, from 1724 onwards, as he was given by Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah the task of revising the calendar and astronomical tables.Before commencing construction, he sent scholars abroad to study foreign observatories. it is dominated by a huge sun dial known as the “Prince of Dials”. At the first glance, Jantar Mantar appears to be just a curious collection of structures but, in fact, each construction has a specific purpose, such as measuring the position of stars, altitudes and azimuths, or calculating eclipses. Other observatories built by Jai Singh are at Jaipur, Varanasi and Ujjain. The fifth one, Mathura observatory, has now disappeared.
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License:[Source CCRT ]Feb. 20, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
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