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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
Fateh Sagar Lake is the second artificial lake of Udaipur, the first being Jaisamand lake. It was originally built by Maharana Jai Singh in the year 1678 AD, but later on reconstructed and extended by Maharana Fateh Singh, As lot of destruction was caused by heavy rains.
It lies immediately to the north of, and connected by a canal to Pichhola Lake, which had been established by Maharana Udai Singh II a century earlier. Fateh Sagar is 2.4 km. long, 1.6 km. wide and 11.5 m. at its deepest poin... Read More
Pichola Lake is one of the most beautiful and picturesque lakes of Rajasthan, India. Located in the heart of the city, Pichola Lake is the oldest and one of the largest lakes of Udaipur. In 1362, the beautiful lake was built by Pichhu Banjara during the ruling period of Maharana Lakha. Talking about the dimensions of Pichhola Lake, it is extended to 3 miles in length, 2 miles in width and has depth of 30 feet.
In 1560, a year after Maharana Udai Singh II began building his new capital of Udai... Read More