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The Jantar Mantar is an equinoctial sundial, consisting a gigantic triangular gnomon with the hypotenuse parallel to the Earth's axis. On either side of the gnomon is a quadrant of a circle, parallel to the plane of the equator. The instrument is intended to measure the time of day, correct to half a second and declination of the Sun and the other heavenly bodies.
The term 'Jantar Mantar' is derived from the Sanskrit terms 'Yantra' and 'Mantra' meaning 'instruments' and 'formula' respectively. ... Read More
City Palace, Jaipur, which includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces and other buildings, is a palace complex in Jaipur, the capital of the Rajasthan state, India. It was the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the head of the Kachwaha Rajput clan. The Chandra Mahal palace now houses a museum but the greatest part of it is still a royal residence.
The palace was built between 1729 and 1732 AD by Sawai Jai Singh II. He ruled in Amer and planned and built the outer walls of the palace and ... Read More
The Akshaya Patra Foundation commonly known as Akshaya Patra is a non-profit organisation in India that runs school lunch programme across India. The organisation was established in 2000.Located on the outskirts of Vrindavan and spread in a vast area near to the ISKCON temple, the Radha Vrindavan Chandra Mandir is dedicated to Lord Radha Krishna. The temple is also called by the name Akshaya Patra temple, due to the fact that here is established a huge kitchen with large machines and huge contai... Read More
The first planned city of India, Jaipur, achieved great fame not only because of fortified walls and monuments but also the landscape is titled with numerous recognized temples. Chhoti Kashi is also an alternate name give to pink city because of the diverse temples and religious places. One such temple is Khole Ke Hanuman Ji.
The disciple of Lord Rama, a Hindu deity, a symbol of physical strength, perseverance and devotion. I guess no more explanation is required for Lord Hanuman. Khole Ke Ha... Read More
Akshardham temple is very big and beautiful. It is the masterpiece of architectural art. It contains beautiful gardens and fountains. One must go there.The Akshardham Temple in Jaipur is a popular stop on the tourist route in Jaipur. It is dedicated to the Hindu God Narayan. The temple is known primarily for its beautiful idols, carvings on the walls and the sheer grandeur of the exteriors of the temple.
The temple is surrounded by lush green gardens which provide a lovely view of the area ar... Read More
The Shila Devi Temple is situated at Amber Fort of Pink City Jaipur. Maharaja (Ruler) Man Singh was a devotee of goddess Kali and invoked her grace both in peace and during war. According to legend, this image was brought by Maharaja Man Singh from eastern part of Bengal in the last quarter of 16th century A.D. While in an encounter with the ruler Kedar (a ruler in the empire of King Pratapaditya), Maharaja Man Singh did not get success for the 1st time and so, he prayed for the success to godde... Read More
At the centre of New Delhi stands the 42 m high India Gate, an "Arc-de-Triomphe" like archway in the middle of a crossroad. Almost similar to its French counterpart, it commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the World War I. The memorial bears the names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919.
The foundation stone of India Gate was laid by His Royal Highness, the Du... Read More
Lotus Temple or Baha'i Temple, called in more traditional way, is a house of worship completed in the year 1986 under the supervision of Persian architect Fariborz Sahba.
Lotus Temple is one of the remarkable architectures of Bahai faith. It is located at Kalkaji in New Delhi. The temple looks like a lotus flower and is made of marble, cement, dolomite and sand. The temple has no restrictions for visitors and is open to people from all religions. The place provides immaculate environment for me... Read More