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World’s First Vedic Clock Will be Unveiled by PM at Ujjain

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 28-02-2024
World’s First Vedic Clock Will be Unveiled by PM at Ujjain Madhya Pradesh 3 min read

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate a Vedic clock on March 1 virtually. The clock is installed on an 85-foot high tower constructed in the city's Jantar Mantar area, close to the Government Jiwaji Observatory. 

The clock will display information about Vedic Hindu Panchang, planetary positions, Muhurat, astrological calculations, and predictions. 

It will also show Indian Standard Time (IST) and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). "The clock will measure the duration between two consecutive sunrises to calculate time."

About Vedic Clock

  • The city of Ujjain has recently installed the world's first Vedic clock housed in an 85-foot-high tower. 
  • This clock calculates the time from one sunrise to the next. 
  • It also divides the period between the two sunrises into 30 parts. 
  • Each hour of these 30 parts will have a time of 48 minutes as per the Indian Standard Time. 
  • The clock will display 30 Muhurats and all other time calculations which are related to the Vedic Hindu panchang. 
  • Experts believe that three centuries ago, the standard time for the world was determined from Ujjain. 
  • There is still a clock in the city that can be used to find the time.The clock's reading will start from 0:00 with the sunrise and will function for 30 hours, each consisting of 48 minutes.

About Jantar Mantar

  • Between 1724 and 1730, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur constructed five astronomical observatories in northern India. 
  • These observatories, also known as "Jantar Mantar", are located in Jaipur, Delhi, Varanasi, Ujjain, and Mathura. 
  • They consist of multiple buildings, each with a specialized function for astronomical measurement.
  • The observatories followed a tradition of positional astronomy which is shared by many civilizations and contributed to the completion of the astronomical tables of Zij.
  • The Jantar Mantars are the ultimate and late monumental culmination of this tradition.


Answer: Jantar Mantar Ujjain

Answer: Maharaja Sawaii Jai Singh II

Answer: 5

Answer: Jaipur, Delhi, Varanasi, Ujjain, and Mathura
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