Cosmic architecture in India: the astronomical monuments of Maharaja Jai Singh II
Illustrated with color photographs, technical drawings & contextual illustrations, this book examines the wondrous 18th century Indian observatories built by Jai Singh.
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Maharaja Jai Singh II and his Observatories
THE OBSERVATORY OF JAI SINGH IN JAIPUR
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According angle architects Astro astronomical axis azimuthal Benares building built celestial pole celestial sphere centre century Chichen Itza circle circular scale compass points Dakshino Bhitti Yantra Delhi Digamsa Yantra east ecliptic edge elevation equinox geometrical gnomon graduated areas ground plan Hindu horizontal Indian instru Islamic Jai Prakash Yantra Jai Singh Jai Singh's day Jai Singh's instruments Jantar Mantar Kaye keel arch Labours of Jayasinha large number limestone MAHARAJA JAI SINGH mandala Manmandir measuring ments meridian wall metres Mishra Yantra Mogul monumental Muhammad Shahi Narivalaya Uttar Gola observation observatory palace plaster platform PRECURSORS AND MODELS Rama Yantras Rashi Valaya Yantras rupees Samarkand sandstone shadow shape Shastansha Yantra slab Small Jai Prakash Small Samrat Yantra solstice staircase star stone Stonehenge sundial surface symbolic temple Tieffenthaler Top view Tycho Brahe Uaxactun Ujjain Ulugh Begs Unnatansha Yantra Uraniborg vatory vertical wooden model Yantra fig Yantra in Jaipur zenith distance