Saturday, June 19, 2010

Jantar Mantar of New Delhi

Jantar MantarJantar Mantar is one of the historic places of Delhi. Jantar Mantar is situated in heart of Delhi near Connaught Place. It was built in 724 by Raja Jai Singh. He built five Jantar Mantars in India located in different cities of India which are Delhi, Jaipur, Varanasi, Ujjain and Mathura. Jantar Mantar of Delhi was specially built to perform astronomical calculations.

Jantar Mantar has built with brick rubble that is plastered in lime. Jantar Mantar has different instruments inside it. Some of the famous instruments in Jantar Mantar are Samrat Yantra, Jai Prakash, Ram Yantra, Niyati Chakra, Misra Yantra. These instruments help in performing various astronomical calculations. Now the historical structure of Jantar Mantar has encircled by new office buildings. Jantar Mantar of Delhi is even used by modern day scholars to ascertain the location of the heavenly bodies in our universe.

Jantar Mantar of New Delhi is open public viewing from 10 am to 6 pm. Entry to this historical place is completely free.

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