Delhi is a capital of India, and there are a lot of places that are known for the history associated with it. We all know about the Jantar Mantar as historical places of Delhi. In this post, I am sharing some key points about Jantar Mantar delhi, which will show you the importance and objective of Jantar Mantar.
Objectives of Jantar Mantar Delhi-
Jantar Mantar is an observatory which is used for revising the dates and astronomical tables. It was built by Maharaja Jai Singh second for Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah. The main objective of Jantar Mantar is to know and keep an eye on the movements of Sun and other planets.
It was built in the year 1724 and it is one of the five places which was built by Maharaja Jai Singh, apart from Delhi, the same monuments are also located in Varanasi, Jaipur, Ujjain, and Mathura. This place is protected under ASI act.
Key Points to Remember-
- Jantar Mantar was used as a logo for the 1982 Asian Games.
- There are 3 main instruments inside the Jantar Mantar Observatory in Delhi.
- It was constructed by marble and stones.
Brief Introduction of Instruments in Jantar Mantar-
The 3 instruments inside the Jantar Mantar has its own importance, although all of them are not functional due to bad maintenance but no one can deny their presence.
1. Jai Prakash Instrument- It is used to determine the position of the sun and made up of 2 concave hemispherical structure.
2. Samrat-Yantra – A huge sundial which consists of a triangular gnomon, the hypotenuse of this gnomon is parallel to the earth’s axis.
3. Mishra Yantra – The appearance of this instrument is similar to the “Namaste” form. the Nitya-Chakra indicates the time zones i.e. Zurich, Serichew and Greenwich.
Timings: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Best Time to Visit: October to March
Nearest Metro Station : Rajeev Chauk
Nearest Shopping Places – Palika Bazar, Connaught Place.
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