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The Timeless Jantar Mantar 2023

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Jantar Mantar is a fascinating and beautiful monument that offers a glimpse into the rich heritage of India’s scientific and mathematical past. It is a collection of astronomical instruments and observatories built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II in the early 18th century.

It is a unique architectural marvel that allows for the measurement of time and space and the prediction of astronomical events. The observatory consists of 19 instruments that were used for measuring time, predicting eclipses, and tracking celestial bodies. Unlike modern instruments, these models operate without the use of electricity, making them even more remarkable.

The Jantar Mantar houses the largest sundial in the world, known as the Samrat Yantra. When the sun’s rays fall on it, the instrument indicates the time of day to an accuracy of up to 2 seconds. In addition to the sundials and clocks, the Jantar Mantar also has several other intriguing instruments. One such instrument is the Jai Prakash Yantra, which can measure the positions of stars and planets with great accuracy. Another is the Rama Yantra, which allows the observer to measure the altitude of celestial bodies.

For astrology enthusiasts, the monument has a model that can determine your Zodiac sign based on the position of the sun at the time of your birth. This is a popular attraction for visitors to the Jantar Mantar. The Jantar Mantar is a must-visit destination for astronomers, astrologers, mathematicians, and anyone interested in the rich scientific heritage of India. The first Jantar Mantar was built in Delhi, but there are several others located across the country, each with its unique instruments and features.

Team Members: Darsh, Manraj, Myra, Nirmayi & Sumer (Delhi Public School, Nagpur).

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Delhi Public School - Nagpur

The DPS Society is a non-profit, non-proprietary, private, educational organization. This Global Network of over 200 English medium, co-educational, secular schools provides education from Pre-Nursery/Nursery to Class XII. The DPS Family – with its transcontinental identity, is not merely a list of institutions, persons or facts; it is a network of values, systems and relationships.


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