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Raj Ghat Delhi Sightseeing, Delhi

Raj Ghat Delhi Sightseeing, Delhi

Raj Ghat is located on the banks of Yamuna River and was built as a cenotaph for honouring Mahatma Gandhi.
 
Mr Gandhi’s funeral was held on January 31 1948, a day after his assassination at a bungalow in Lutyens’ Delhi. The Brahmin assassin, a Hindu nationalist called Nathuram Godse, was hanged a year later in Ambala, a town 120 miles from Delhi.
Mr Gandhi’s memorial that features on the itinerary of every visiting foreign dignitary.Raj Ghat was designed by an architect named Vanu G. Bhuta reflecting the simplicity of the life of Mahatma Gandhi.
 
A flame burns continuously on the black samadhi, which is decorated with yellow marigolds. Hey Ram – believed to be Mr Gandhi’s dying words – are inscribed on the marble in gold lettering.Rajghat has samadhis of several other politicians including India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, his daughter Indira Gandhi, and her sons Sanjay and Rajiv.
 
Raj Ghat can be visited on all days and from morning up till evening preferably between 1000 hours to 1700 hours and one is allowed can carry garlands and flowers to put on Mahatma Gandhi  Memorial Platform as a sign of respect. It is easily accessible by local taxis and auto rickshaws.

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