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New Delhi | Jantar Mantar with Samrat Yantra

Jantar Mantar represents an assemblage of astronomic instruments put in operation in 1724 under the Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur. Comparable astronomic parks were established in four other Indian cities, all of them completed in the first half of the 18th Century. Samrat Yantra shown in this photograph is a giant equal hour sundial.

Saturday 18 November 2017 by Martin Mergili in Asia / India (1067 visits)