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Interesting facts of Jantar Mantar of Jaipur

The Jantar Mantar is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments built by the Meena king Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur, Rajasthan. The monument was completed in 1734. features the world's largest stone sundial, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Jantar Mantar if Jaiour houses various architectural and astrological instruments that have caught the interests of astronomers, historians and architects around the world. It is considered to be one of the largest observatories ever built.
Jantar Mantar observatory if Jaipur was built in 1734 for the study of space and time. The builder of the Jantar Mantar Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh was a brilliant and great scholar of astronomy and Indian politics.
Sawai Jai Singh II was commissioned by Emperor Muhammad Shah, to make corrections in the astronomical tables and to confirm the data, already available on the planetary positions.
The main aims of Jai Singh II scientific program were to refine the ancient Islamic zij tables, to measure the exact hour at continuously and to define the calendar precisely.
Another aim if Jantar Mantar observatiry was to apply the cosmological vision deriving from the Ptolemaic one based upon astronomical facts to astrological prediction both social and individual.
Jantar mantar if Jaipur is the most complete and best preserved great observatory site built in the Ptolemaic tradition. It provides an outstanding testimony of the scientific and technical conceptions of the great observatory devised in the medieval world.