Rasivalaya Yantra PDF Print E-mail
Written by Yogesh Soman   
Sunday, 26 March 2006 01:13

Rasivalayas were also invented by Jai Singh. The Rasivalayas are a set of 12 instruments based on the principle of the Samrat, which measure the latitude and longitude of a celestial object. A particular Rasivalaya instrument becomes operative when the first point of the sign of the zodiac it represents approaches the meridian. At that moment, its 'gnomon' points toward the pole of the ecliptic and its quadrants become parallel to the plane of the ecliptic. Because there are 12 signs of the zodiac, there are 12 Rasivalayas, representing each sign. These were built only at Jaipur.



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