Jantar Mantar

  • Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has informed Delhi High Court that an expert committee has been formed for conservation and preservation of the Jantar Mantar observatory.

About Jantar Mantar

  • Jantar Mantar was built by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur in 1724.
  • He also built Jantar Mantar at Jaipur, Ujjain, Mathura and Varanasi.
  • The one in Jaipur is the largest sundial in the world.
  • It consists of multiple buildings of unique form, each with a specialized function for astronomical measurement.
  • It was built to compile astronomical tables, and to predict the times and movements of sun, moon and planets.
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