This black marble memorial marks the spot of Gandhi's cremation after his assassination in 1948. Known as the "Father of the Nation," Gandhi used non-violent civil disobedience to lead India to independence from the British colonizers.
This non-violent civil disobedience served as a model to Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King, Jr.
The simple black marble slab is meant to symbolize the simplicity of Gandhi's life. The lantern on the right holds an eternal flame.