Jantar Mantar

Local nameJantar Mantar Astronomical Observatory
LocationDelhi, India

Jantar Mantar is located in the modern city of New Delhi. It consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments. The site is one of five built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, from 1723 onwards,revising the calendar and astronomical tables. There is a plaque fixed on one of the structures in the Jantar Mantar observatory in New Delhi that was placed there in 1910 mistakenly dating the construction of the complex to the year 1710. Later research, though, suggests 1724 as the actual year of construction. Its height is 723 feet.

The primary purpose of the observatory was to compile astronomical tables, and to predict the times and movements of the sun, moon and planets. Some of these purposes nowadays would be classified as astronomy.

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

Address New Delhi, India

Coordinates 28°37'37.712" N 77°12'59.64" E

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