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About Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar at Ujjain is one of the five observatories constructed in India during the 18th century. It is also known as YantraMahal. The purpose served by the establishment of this monument was collation of astronomical tables and prediction of movements of the sun, planets and moon. Raja Jai Singh had a keen interest in astronomy and studied several books dealing with Astro-mathematics. He wrote a collection of books on astronomy. Jai Singh has made great contribution for setting up the observatory in Ujjain. Later the observatory was restored in 1923 by MadhavRaoScindia. The instruments installed by Jai Singh in this JantarMantar include Sun-dail, NadivalayaYantra, DiganshYantra and Transit instruments. The ShankuYantra was built later under the supervision of Shri G. S. Apte. The ShankuYantra and DiganshYantra were remodelled in late 20th century. The concerned authorities installed marble notice boards detailing about the various instruments here in 1983. You can get complete information about working of these instruments from the details mentioned on notice boards. The observatory has an automatic telescope which offers you the view of planets in universe. An ephemeris is prepared and published every year with the help of these instruments.

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  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
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