Jantar Mantar – The Chanting Instrument

Jantar Mantar, New Delhi

Jantar Mantar, New Delhi

Jantar Mantar, New Delhi

Jantar Mantar, New Delhi

Jantar Mantar, New Delhi

Jantar Mantar, New Delhi

Jantar Mantar, New Delhi

Jantar Mantar, New Delhi

Jantar Mantar, New Delhi

Between 1727 and 1734 Maharajah Jai Singh II of Jaipur constructed five astronomical observatories in west central India. The observatories, or “Jantar Mantars” as they are commonly known, incorporate multiple buildings of unique form, each with a specialised function for astronomical measurement. These structures with their striking combinations of geometric forms at large scale, have captivated the attention of architects, artists, and art historians world wide, yet remain largely unknown to the general public.

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5 Responses to Jantar Mantar – The Chanting Instrument

  1. dwaipayan says:

    al wants to come india to visit this.. I’ll send him the link

  2. Nabeel says:

    is the structure shaped as a ‘paan’ as in spade or a heart?

  3. San says:

    great piccies mr multi-talented

  4. Ver.di says:

    Hi, I used your text for an article about Jantar Mantar on WritingTravellers. See: http://www.writingtravellers.com/tikiwiki/tiki-index.php?page=Delhi's%20Jantar%20Mantar%20(Observatory)

  5. Soumyadip says:

    Thanks <> Ferdinand<> for the credit.

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