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Information about Jantar Mantar Delhi
Jantar Mantar Delhi is an observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1724. It is located on the Parliament street in Connaught Place. Jantar Mantar Delhi is one of the five sites which were built by Maharaja Jai Singh. The other observatories are located in Jaipur, Varanasi, Mathura and Ujjain.
Jantar Mantar is located in the central area of Delhi. Inside Jantermanter, there are 13 astronomical instruments. These instruments have special powers but can not work now due to the construction of buildings nearby. The Samrat Yantra, Jayaprakash Yantra and Misra Yantra are some important astronomical instruments which are inside Jantermanter. Their functions were to predict the time and movement of planets, sun and moon.
Who built Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar Delhi was built by Maharaja Jai Singh (also known as Raja Jai Singh, King Jai Singh, Sawai Jai Singh). Maharaja Jai Singh built this observatory in Delhi in 1724.
Jantar Mantar history
‘Jantar and Mantar’ mean “Instruments and Formulae” respectively in Sanskrit. Such a name itself suggests that this place is related to astronomy. Yes, the main motive of building Jantermanter was to build the large astronomical instruments. The reason that he made these instruments so big in size was that Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh found the existing astronomical instruments so small at that time. And he wanted to have more accurate information out of these.
Maharaja Jai Singh | King Jai Singh | Sawai Jai Singh
Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh was the emperor of Jaipur (Jaipur was called Amber at that time). He was a Rajput ruler who ruled Jaipur from the age of 11 years after the death of his father Maharaja Bishan Singh. Aurangzeb (Mughal Emperor) gave him the title of “Sawai” in 1699. Also he got the titles like Maharaja Sawai, Saramad-i-Rajha-i-Hind and Raj Rajeshwar. Jai Singh was a well known astronomer during that time. And had interests in architecture and mathematics too. Due to his such interests, Maharaja Jai Singh built these 5 observatories including Jantermanter in Delhi.
Jantar Mantar Delhi timings
Jantar Mantar Delhi timings are 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Nearest metro station to Jantar Mantar
The nearest metro station to Jantar Mantar is Rajiv Chowk. Rajiv Chowk metro lies on Blue line and Yellow line metro.