The Jaipur Observatory

Jaipur Observatory Plan 400w

The Jaipur observatory is by far the most elaborate and complete of Jai Singh’s projects, comprising sixteen masonry instruments and six made of metal. The observatory occupies a plot of land just outside the City Palace, within the walls of the original city.

The observatory includes a number of instruments that are not duplicated at the other sites. These include the Kappala Yantra, Rasivalaya Yantras, and Unnatamsha Yantra.

The Jaipur Observatory
The observatory at Jaipur, view from the top of the Samrat Yantra. In the foreground are from left: the Rasivalayas, Jai Prakash pair, and small Samrat

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