Connaught Place Map

Jantar Mantar



Jantar Mantar, where the meaning and significance of the instruments Yantra Mantra formulas, built in 1724. Located near Connaught Place, New Delhi, Jantar Mantar has among the many observatories built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur. Other observers are to built at Jaipur, Varanasi, Ujjain and Mathura. basically consists of tools used to keep track of celestial bodies. Jai Singh, after having found the existing astronomical instruments too small to take appropriate measures built these larger and more accurate instruments.

                                  The instruments of Jantar Mantar in Delhi screen brightness promising. However, there is one problem, these instruments can not comment specifically because of the height of many buildings that were built around the observatory. Jantar Mantar Delhi is also a reminder of the technological achievements that took place during the reign of the Rajput kings. There is an interesting legend associated with the construction of Jantar Mantar. It is said that Jai Singh, Join the hot astronomy, he oversaw a conflict between Hindus and Muslims in certain planetary positions.

Since it is most needed to resolve the arguments and positions are known precisely, proposed remedy available to the astronomical tables. The offer was accepted by the Mughal emperor, which led to the construction of Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. Initially, copper is used in the observatory. However, it was found in a number of intrinsic defects. So after much deliberation, Jai Singh, adopted the style of Prince Ulugh Beg, builder of 15 century observatory in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Thus, the Jantar Mantar Delhi has become what it is today.