Jantar Mantar Jaipur

By Navin Advani | 2007

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Solar Hour clock inside view. When the sun’s rays fall on the marble surface it denotes hours like 3 pm, 4pm, and so on. When the sun’s rays fall in between the marble pieces the time is between say 3-4 pm.

Solar Hour clock, outside view.

“Several devices, first and foremost the hemispheres of Jai Praksh Yantra set in the ground, however, are attributed to Jai Singh as new constructions. Basically it is one marble hemisphere set in the ground about 4 metres in diameter - in itself a master

Unable to decipher this photo. “Unfortunately there is only a few that has been written about this uniquely integrating work of art, science and religion, though it is used to be mentioned in special literature as extraordinary. Maybe there is no real int

“Westward from Samyat Yantra there are 12 smaller gnomes about 3 metres high that are pointing at different directions. They are used to determining celestial coordinates. Their ramps are not orientated to the Celestial Pole but to the Ecliptic Pole. The

Large sundial closed for public. “Over 30 metres in height, the big sundial is the most impressive and the biggest device. The ramp that forms the indicator is orientated to the north. It's gradient of 27 degrees is equivalent to the latitude of Jaipur. T

One of the major tourist attractions in Jaipur is the sundial of Jantar Mantar. It was conceived as a quest for discovering the mysteries of the Cosmos. The Jantar Mantar is a corruption of the Sanskrit word yantra mantra meaning instruments and formulae.

The southern side of the equatorial double sundial in the background the top of the little sundial.