Raj Ghat, Delhi

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    Gandhi Memorial

    by wispofcloud Updated Sep 4, 2002

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    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, better known as Mahatma Gandhi, or simply as Gandhi. He is credited with being almost single-handedly responsible for India attaining freedom.

    However, to the world outside of India, he is credited with the philosophy of non-violence. His approach was a simple one: all our actions must be non-violent. Difficult? you bet!

    Born on October 2nd, 1869, he hailed from a simple family in India's western state of Gujarat. He studied to be a lawyer and then left for England. Some years later, he went to South Africa, and while there started his non-violent activism against the government of South Africa. He returned home in 1921(? not sure - will check and update) and immediately came to the fore of India's freedom struggle. He lived to see his dream fulfilled. However, it was not as rosy a picture as he may have initially envisaged. Before his eyes, he saw his India being torn asunder, and this violence was to effect him personally too. On January 30, 1948, he was assassinated by a Hindu fundamentalist.

    His thought and legacy, which have influenced latter-day activists such as Martin Kuther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela, are in danger of being wiped out in this modern world.

    The memorial is a simple reminder to India and the world of one of the greatest public figures of the last century.

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    by golu Written Aug 26, 2002

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    nearly everyone who visits delhi visits the mahatma's 'samadhi' at the rajghat. a quite place , at least compared to the rest of the delhi. a very nice place to relax . a place where you'd be able to see all ur life in a just a few moments....magic isn't it11!!!

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    Go to show your respect for...

    by johis Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Go to show your respect for India's 'Father of the Nation'. Opposite the Gandhi Memorial Museum is the place where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. It is a national shrine and you can go to place flowerpetals on the stone, where an eternal fire is burning (my giant head is in front of the fire :( on the pic).
    On the stone you can read his last words 'He Ram' (Oh God).

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    If you, like I, feel that...

    by johis Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    If you, like I, feel that Mahatma Gandhi is one of the greatest men there ever were, go to the Gandhi memorial Museum in Delhi! There is a lot to see, the most macabre being a room dedicated to his last day showing both the clothes he was wearing (still bloodstained) and one of the bullets that killed him. Also a lot of his belongings (which, in fact, were very few) and photos. Well worth a visit!!!

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    Raj Ghat

    by Jim_Eliason Written Dec 10, 2010

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    This is the ceremonial platform on which Ghandi was cremated. It has been transformed into a monument to him.

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    Raj Ghat/Memorial of Mahatma Gandhi (Jan 1948)

    by RAJASTHANBYCAR Written Feb 19, 2006

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    On the banks of the river Yamuna is the Raj Ghat where the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948, soon after India attained it freedom.

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    The Raj Ghat

    by grets Written May 30, 2005

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    The Raj Ghat is a memorial to Mahtama Gandhi, and is a site of frequent pilgrimage by many Indians and foreigners. A very peaceful and moving spot.

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    Mahatma Gandhi

    by Folbi Written Mar 12, 2005

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    This is where Gandhi has been incinerated. Contemplation place to pay tribute to the Father of the Nation.

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    Rajghat

    by santoshkr Written Mar 8, 2003

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    Rajghat
    Rajghat, near the banks of the Yamuna River, a serene monument marks the site where Mahatma Gandhi “Father of Nation” was cremated after his assassination.

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    RAJGHAT. This place is...

    by zumodemango Written Aug 25, 2002

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    RAJGHAT. This place is ded¡icated to Gandhi, it is a memorial place. It was very nice to see all the flowers and plants there are in this beatiful place.

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