Ailsa’s challenge this week is TIME
In 1728 Jai Singh started the construction of the astronomical Jantar Mantar observatory in Jaipur, India. It resembles a collection of huge sculptures. The name was derived fro the Sanskrit yanta mantr, meaning ‘instrument of calculation’. Each of these constructions was designed with a specific purpose in mind, for example calculating eclipses, measuring azimuths, and sundials for telling the time.
Although we had an audio guide when we visited this observatory we were still confused at the end and not quite sure what we had seen but it was an interesting place and yes, I had to go to Wikipedia too, to find out what azimuths are!