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Vedh Shala Ujjain

Vedh Shala in Ujjain is located on the site of India's first scientific observatory. The picturesque city of Ujjain is considered the Greenwich of India due to the fact that the first meridian of longitude passes through it. Going by the Indian astronomers, the Tropic of Cancer passes through Ujjain.

The picturesque Ujjain is an ancient city of central India, in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh, on the eastern bank of the Kshipra River. The must visit places in Ujjain are Chintaman Ganesh, ISKCON Temple, Mahakal Temple, Kaal Bhairav, Triveni (Nav Graha/ Shani), Mangalnaath, Harsidhhi (Durga Temple), Gadh Kalika and Sandipani Ashram.

Vedh Shala, Ujjain possesses instruments that are used to determine the locations of heavenly bodies for astrological purposes. The other things available in Vedh Shala in Ujjain in India are a small planetarium and a telescope for the purpose of moon-gazing and observing the planets Mars and Jupiter and their satellites. The Vedh Shala in Ujjain in India is a bit smaller than those in Jaipur and Delhi, but is quite interesting and very much in use.

The complete year's astronomical ephemeris in both English and Hindi can be purchased by the astrologers at the observatory for Rs15. The structure of the monument reflects the hard word and superb skill that has gone into making it.


Vedh Shala, Madhya Pradesh was built by Maharaja Jai Singh between 1725 and 1730. Vedh Shala, Ujjain is a masterpiece and an excellent work of art.


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