India snapshot (#8)

one of two bowls for following stars,  known as Jai Prakash Yantra, Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, Dec. 31, 2012Jaipur and the neighbouring Ambe(r) are full of wonders from older times. One particularly impressive structure is the Jantar Mantar (or calculation instrument) which was built by the maharajah Jai Singh II in the 1730’s to precisely predict time and astronomical events.

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