Jantar Mantar was built by the founder and astronomer Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur between 1724 to 1734 AD, this place is located near the City Palace of Jaipur. Jantar Mantar is derived from the Sanskrit word Jantra Mantra, Which means tools and calculations and due to this Jantar Mantar means ‘calculator’, it was built mainly for the study of space, measuring time, and knowing the position of planets, stars etc.
What is jantar mantar
It was built in medieval times. The amazing astronomical observatory still works, even today, through the instruments installed here, knowing the position of the stars and motion, measuring time, knowing the weather conditions, finding the celestial height and predicting the eclipse, got information about all the activities of the solar system. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh was a very great astronomer and well versed in astrology.
How many Jantar Mantars were built all over India
A total of 5 Jantar Mantars were made all over India, which were built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, these Jantar Mantars are located in Jaipur, Delhi, Banaras, Ujjain and Mathura, he was also named Jantar Mantar, in which Jantar Mantar of Jaipur is the largest and Even today it is in the working condition, this huge observatory is spread over an area of about 18 thousand, 700 square meters, 14 special astronomical instruments have been kept here.