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Jantar Mantar in Jaipur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, features the world’s largest stone sundial

Jantar Mantar situated in Jaipur is an astronomical observatory, featuring the world’s largest stone sundial which has also been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. EBNW Story shares details of this observatory built by Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II in 1734  which everyone should know about.…

Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is a fascinating astronomical observatory, considered as one of the largest observatories in the World.

The mesmerising complex comprises the interesting stone structures that help to interpret the position of celestial bodies and can help in calculating the local time. Jantar Mantar attracts architects, mathematicians, geographers and historians after being enumerated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Jantar Mantar Jaipur
Jantar Mantar Jaipur

Jantar Mantar, constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, is the biggest amongst the other four observatories which have been constructed in Mathura, Delhi, Ujjain, and Varanasi. The one in Jaipur is the largest of all, whereas the one in Mathura is in ruins, now. 

Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur city, has been a scholar in physics, mathematics, and astronomy. 

He constructed stone made instruments to determine the position of planetary bodies and measure time. Built between 1728-1734, Jantar Mantar Jaipur’ stone instruments are considered to be more accurate than others.

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