largest sundial in the world. Calculates Jaipur time. Before
Indian Standard Time each town operated on its own time, accurate but
out of step with other towns.
stands 90' tall and has many windows to prevent storm damage.
It is aligned north south and rises at an angle of 27 degrees. As
Jaipur is 27 degrees north, the gnomon points toward the celestial pole.
At 6am the shadow of the gnomon falls on the
top of the western quadrant some 50' away As the sun raises higher
it descends along the arc of the quadrant, until noon when time stands
still. But only momentarily, then the shadow begins it's climb of
the eastern quadrant, until 6pm