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Medieval Symmetry- W I D E A N G L E

Jantar Mantar, one of several astronomical observatories raised by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur. Abstract structures within the Jantar Mantar are, in fact, instruments that were used for keeping track of celestial bodies. Yet, Jantar Mantar is not only a timekeeper of celestial bodies, it also tells a lot about the technological achievements under the Rajput kings and their attempt to resolve the mysteries regarding astronomy. The Jantar Mantar of Delhi is only one of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh II, the other four being located at Jaipur, Varanasi, Ujjain and Mathura.

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Taken on March 12, 2006