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Maharaja Jai Singh’s observatory Jantar Mantar, is is located near the junction of Parliament street and Connaught Circus. Built with the main objective of standardizing almanacs, the place is filled with huge concrete astronomical innovations, this international sports stadium is also served by a network of specially built flyovers.
Built in 1724 by Jai Singh, the mathematician and astronomer king. The Samrat and Yantra supreme instrument, the largest structure shaped like a right-angled triangle, is actually a huge sun-dial; the other five instruments are intented to show he movements of the sun, moon etc.
The then Mughal emperor Aurangzeb was so impressed with the young ruler that he gave Jai Singh II the title of ‘Sawai’, meaning one and a quarter of an average man in worth. As Jai Singh repeatedly proved himself a worthy ally of the Mughals, Muhammad Shah, who was seeking a dependable ally, zeroed in on Jai Singh and duly raised him to the rank of governor of Agra and later, of Malwa.Tags: attractions in New Delhi, New Delhi sightseeings, New Delhi tourist places, things to see in New Delhi, what to see in New Delhi