A Touching Gandhi Memorial
Few sites evoke as much emotion as Raj Ghat. Perhaps it is owed to the influence and inspiration of Mahatma Gandhi and his worldwide movement of nonviolence. Raj Ghat is a memorial to Gandhi, commonly considered the Father of the Nation. A black marble platform and eternal flame mark where he was cremated after being assassinated in January 1948, less than six months after India gained independence from the British. It is a simple memorial fitting for a man who renounced most worldly possessions and lived a life of service and self-purification.
By Allison Sodha, AFAR Local Expert
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