Jantar Mantar

Local nameJantar Mantar Astronomical Observatory
LocationJaipur, India

The Jantar Mantar is an equinoctial sundial, consisting of a gigantic triangular gnomon with the hypotenuse parallel to the Earth's axis. On either side of the gnomon is a quadrant of a circle, parallel to the plane of the equator. The instrument is intended to measure the time of day, correct to half a second and declination of the Sun and the other heavenly bodies.

There are five Jantar Mantars in India, of which the largest is in Jaipur which features many instruments along with the world's largest stone sundial. The Vrihat Samrat yantra is a sundial that can give the local time to an accuracy of 2 seconds. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jantar_Mantar

More info about individual items http://www.rajasthantourism.gov.in/Destinations/Jaipur/JantarMantar.aspx

More info http://www.jaipurmagazine.com/must-visit-places/jantar-mantar/

Address Jaipur, India

Coordinates 26°55'29.06" N 75°49'28.078" E

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