Jantar Mantar is also known as the "Sun Dial" as it helped in determining the exact time of the day. In those days where watches and clocks were unknown to most and a luxury for many, this marvelous creation provided the locals with the exact time. Even today, the tourist guides of the place tell the visitors the accurate time by watching the position of the sun rays on the stair cases of the observatory.
The word “Jantar Mantar” has been carved out of the Sanskrit word “Yantra Mantra” which aims at solving the mysteries of the universe through chanting of prayers and hymns. The Jantar Mantar was also constructed to quench the enigma surrounding our universe.
Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh took seven years to complete this project that helped him to become one of the luminaries in the galaxy of distinguished personalities.
Below is a list of the famous monuments of Jaipur.
Last Updated on : December 13, 2011