India - The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

"The Jantar Mantar, in Jaipur, is an astronomical observation site built in the early 18th century. It includes a set of some 20 main fixed instruments. They are monumental examples in masonry of known instruments but which in many cases have specific characteristics of their own. Designed for the observation of astronomical positions with the naked eye, they embody several architectural and instrumental innovations. This is the most significant, most comprehensive, and the best preserved of India's historic observatories. It is an expression of the astronomical skills and cosmological concepts of the court of a scholarly prince at the end of the Mughal period." Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
Jantar Mantar of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Nice stamp of 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games used. Thanks to Sita of India.






Postcard 2
Jantar Mantar has six ancient astonomical structures and is a UNESCO World Heritage. Visited this site and I mailed this postcard from Jaipur, India.

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