Worlds Largest Sundial In India Jantar Mantar Jaipur

The World’s Largest Sundial Is Located In India



April 24, 2024

  • The world’s largest sundial is located in India, specifically in the city of Jaipur, Rajasthan.
  • It is known as the “Jantar Mantar” and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory and consists of a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, including the giant sundial, which is known as the “Samrat Yantra” or the “Supreme Instrument.”
  • The Samrat Yantra is a massive sundial with a height of 27 meters (89 feet) and a gnomon (the projecting part of the sundial that casts the shadow) that is 22 meters (72 feet) long.
  • It is used for measuring time with remarkable accuracy and is one of the most significant historical and scientific achievements in the field of astronomy and timekeeping in India.
  • The Jantar Mantar complex as a whole is a testament to India’s rich heritage in astronomy and mathematics.