Jantar Mantar, a Unique Scientific Marvel of Jaipur

Posted on Feb 14, 2024 in India Discovery,Student Speak


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Excitement filled the air on the day our journey commenced. Our first destination was the Amber Fort. We participated in the “Amber Fort at Full Speed” activity conducted within the fort. Following our fort visit, we returned to the hotel for our lunch.

Rejuvenated after our meal, we set out for our next destination: Jantar Mantar. Despite being a bit behind schedule, our tour guide ensured we didn’t miss a beat, providing us with a comprehensive overview of Jantar Mantar. We learnt that Maharaja Jai Singh II, a great ruler credited with planning the city of Jaipur, was not only a visionary leader but also a passionate astronomer and astrologer.

Between 1724 and 1730, Maharaja Jai Singh II undertook the ambitious task of constructing five Jantar Mantars across India. These observatories were designed with the primary purpose of compiling astronomical tables and accurately predicting the movements of celestial bodies, including the sun and the moon. Among these observatories, the one in Jaipur is the most functional and well-preserved. It features many instruments such as Samrat Yantra, Jai Prakash Yantra, Niyati Chakra and Ram Yantra, each instrument serving a specific role for various astronomical calculations.

Our trip was full of excitement and enthusiasm as we learnt about the achievements of our ancestors. We were impressed by the tools crafted by scientific methods and research, which continue to hold validity even after three hundred years. This experience served as a powerful reminder of the enduring brilliance and ingenuity of those who came before us.

Writen By Aarvsh Mahajan, Adiya Ahire, Aman V, Nishaad B, Risha Salunkhe & Tanish (GG International School, Pune).


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