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Tuesday, 6 August 2013

HISTORY OF JANTAR MANTAR IN DELHI

  Raj Thakkar       Tuesday, 6 August 2013
 Jantar Mantar one of the greatest historical place of india
 
Jantar Mantar


        I know that you all are known that Jantar Mantar is one of the greatest Historical places of India and Delhi. But does any one know that what is the historical importance of Jantar Mantar? What is the History behind Jantar Mantar? I think 80% people gives answer no. But Here i will tell you about history of Jantar Mantar and what is it's historical Importance. Let us start with where it is located? 

LOCATION OF JANTAR MANTAR 

 Sansad Marg,
 Connaught Place,
 New Delhi,

BRIEF HISTORY OF JANTAR MANTAR

              First of all i want to tell you that why it is called jantar mantar? From where this name is derived? Jantar means yantra (instruments) and Mantar means formulae. Actually both these words are from Sanskrit language.  Jantar Mantar contains 13 architectural astronomy instruments. I hope that you all are know that Maharaj jai singh was king of Jaipur and he has built total 5 monuments in India. Jantar Mantar is one of those Monuments of India which was built by Maharaj jai singh.

instruments of jantar mantar
                 Maharaj jaisingh noticed that present astronomical instruments are too small for taking accurate measurement. And because of this He built very large and accurate instruments which are known as Jantar Mantar. In 1724 Jantar Mantar was constructed in which  stone and marbles are used for whole structure. The Ram yantra, The samrat Yantra, Jayprakash yantra and The mishra yantras are the distinct instruments of Jantar Mantar.


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