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Rajghat

Location Delhi Sadar on the bank of River Yamuna.
How to Reach Take an auto or cab or disembark at Indraprastha Metro station
Timing All weeklong from Sunrise to Sunset.

Rajghat in DelhiRajghat is the final resting place of 'Father of the Nation', Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi who is popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi throughout the world. The word 'Mahatma' means pious soul and that is what Gandhi Ji was. His experiment with simple human theories such as Satya (Truth) and Ahimsa (Non-Violence) has been successful in achieving freedom for the week and down trodden in many countries. He was shot dead by a Hindu Fanatic belonging to a rightwing organization in India.

The cremation ground is now marked by a square platform made of black marble stone. It is a very simple and elementary structure made to commemorate the memories of a man who himself was very simple in his lifestyle and approach. 4 stone footpaths approach the consecrated platform each from the 4 gates. The structure is located amidst acres of beautiful sprawling gardens. There are labeled trees near the platform. These trees were planted by visiting dignitaries such as Queen Elizabeth II, Ho Chi Minh, Yaser Arafat, Colonel Nasser, Marshal Tito, the former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitman and Paul Keating and the former US presidents Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Regan.

Amid black platform there is an eternal flame, which burns day and night. On the platform is written 'Hey Ram', the last words of Gandhi Ji when he was shot dead. The place is thronged by people of all class, caste, religion and nationality which demonstrate the love he commands among the masses. The fact that his following cuts across any possible manmade division is itself a thought to be mused in a world which is increasingly becoming polarized.