Янтры Джайпура

Ведийские астрономические устройства

М. И. Михайлов

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This flip-book contains Russian description of 15 astronomical instruments built in Jaipur in 18th century.

M. I. Mikhailov

‘Pink’ city of Jaipur is the World Heritage Site of Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory. This impressive collection of astronomical instruments were built by Sawai Jai Singh, a Mughal commander, dated 1728. Sawai Jai Singh built five observatories, one in Jaipur, Delhi, Ujjain, Banaras (Varanasi) and Mathura. By far the Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is the biggest and the best preserved. This was the place where Sawai Jai Singh himself used to sit for astronomical observations.

In 1718, Jai Singh started constructing an observatory. He was helped by Pt. Jagannath Samrat (a polyglot) and also by Pt. Keval Ramji who studied the daily motions of the planets. The two scholars translated in Sanskrit several authoritative works on mathematics and astronomy. Sawai Jai Singh sent the scholars to several foreign countries like Greece, Britain, Arabia, and Portugal to study the science of Astronomy. 

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Tr. from Sanskrit into Russian by Sveta Barkun and M. I. Mikhailov

Paper presented by M. I. Mikhailov at the World Sanskrit Conference, Torino, Italy, 2000

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M. I. Mikhailov, Russian indologist, specialised in ancient Indian literature, translator and editor

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