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Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar

This architectural structure in New delhi, India, is called Jantar Mantar. This was built as a Vedic Observatory for Astronomical calculations. A bit of history – it was built in the 18th century I guess, by Maharajah Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur (again, in India).

There are 5 such marvelous geometric structures all over India, the main purpose of which were to predict times and movements of the sun, moon and other celestial bodies, and also to measure the time of the day. The structure that I have drawn here is actually a Sundial with a Western and Eastern Quadrant, to tell the time during the day.

For more information on this Architectural marvel, click here.

This is my entry for TAD3 today and also Illustration Friday’s theme – ‘Time’



  1. yes, ive been there. and it looks pretty much like that. nice. i like how youve linked to more info. thanks.

  2. I have never been to India. One day! This paper does not look to yellow. It is bright.
    It is a Cream Colored paper. I went and checked them all out at Barnes and Noble.
    All seemed fine. Friday, I am buying a new Moleskine.

    Love the Time piece. It is very well done. Thanks for the link.


  3. Great drawing of cool buildings. I want a house like the one on the left.

  4. I love how you captured the design!

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