No products in the cart.

Uncovering the Greatness of Jantar Mantar 2023

Back to wall

Jantar Mantar is a testament to Jaipur’s rich heritage, with its origins dating back to the early 18th century. Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Jaipur and a passionate astronomer, undertook the construction of Jantar Mantar between 1724 and 1730. Working in collaboration with skilled workers, astrologers and architects, he established five Jantar Mantar observatories across north Indian states of Delhi, Jaipur, Ujjain, Varanasi and Mathura. The primary objective behind establishing these observatories was to compile astronomical tables and accurately predict time based on the movements of the sun, the moon and other celestial bodies.

The Jantar Mantar observatory in Jaipur is the largest, most accurate and best preserved among its counterparts. It features Brihat Samrat Yantra, which is the world’s largest sundial, capable of calculating local time with an accuracy of up to two seconds. This yantra is used to calculate several important astronomical parameters, including local time, meridian pass time, zenith distance, declination and altitude of heavenly bodies. Jantar Mantar complex also includes several other instruments, such as Laghu Samrat Yantra, Jai Prakash Yantra, Yantra Raj, Narivalya and Rama Yantra.

Our visit to Jantar Mantar served as a reminder of the importance of respecting and preserving our heritage. Despite being constructed in the 18th century, the monument stands magnificently to this day, showcasing the legacy of our cultural and scientific achievements. The younger generation must draw inspiration from these historical monuments and use them as a catalyst for innovative thinking and revolutionary inventions.

Team Members: Ansh Gaur, Miraya Chittkara & Samaira Makkar (The Shriram Millennium School, Noida).


EdTerra Edventures conducts various other programs for the youth. If you go to school and are under 17 years of age, ask your school to contact us to arrange a visit to your school for an introduction to “Jaipur” and other journeys under EdTerra’s India Discovery Program.

For queries call +91-11-48885800 or visit EdTerra Browse Journeys page to know more about the programs we offer to school students. Visit our FB page by clickingHERE

The Shriram Millennium School - Noida

The Shriram Millennium School, Noida, is committed to nurture our students into global citizens who are caring and sensitive individuals. With Sensitivity, Integrity, Pride in One’s Own Heritage and Pursuit of Excellence forming the core values of the school, we empower our students to contribute positively towards environmental issues and philanthropic approach while constantly maintaining their physical, mental, academic and moral development.


1942 Amsterdam Ave NY (212) 862-3680

    Free shipping
    for orders over 50%