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Jantar mantar again. This place is fascinating as it is a photographer's delight. This one is from atop one of the many instruments built in the eighteenth century to measure time and planetary movements.The Yantra Mandir (literally the 'temple of instruments', and often called the Jantar Mantar), is located in the modern city of New Delhi, Delhi. It consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments, built by Maharaja Jai Singh II , from 1724 onwards, and is one of five built by him, as he was given by Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah the task of revising the calendar and astronomical tables.

The primary purpose of the observatory was to compile astronomical tables, and to predict the times and movements of the sun, moon and planets. Some of these purposes nowadays would be classified as astrology.

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