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Srirangapatna sundials

Next time you are in Srirangapatna, watch out for the sundials near the Jamia Masjid and the Hyder Ali tombstone areas.

The sundials at Srirangapatna have braved the ravages of time.It was Tipu who got the sundials installed at the two spots. They have been placed on a black stone raised by two pillars, five feet high. While the sundial on the Jamia Masjid's terrace is in a circular shape, the one near the Gumbaz (Hyder Ali's tomb) is in the shape of a square. The sundials have been modelled on the sundials that were installed in Arab countries.
There are eight straight lines on every clock. There are engravings in the Persian language, too.

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