Anna Hazare and team first wanted to do fasting agitation at the Jantra Mantra, often called the Jantar Mantar, which is located in the heart of Capital city New Delhi. The objective was probably that when the parliament session is on, it is advantageous to be close to the parliament.
Jantra Mantar was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur- a mathematician and astronomer king. The work was started in the year 1724 with the task of revising the calendar and astronomical tables. The beautiful astronomical architecture consists of 13 astronomy instruments.
|Jantar Mantar in 2011|