Raj Ghat, New Delhi


About Raj Ghat

Set in lush parkland, this black marble platform marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Situated on the west bank of Yamuna river, it is located near Delhi's Ring road also known as Mahatma Gandhi Road. Across Kishan Ghat road in the North of Raj Ghat, beautiful and serene gardens contain Gandhi Darshan, an area which displays the photos relating to the Mahatma. Raj Ghat is surrounded by other notable memorials of former heads of the state and prominent politicians including Jawaharlal Nehru, Lala Bahadur Shashtri, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Shankar Dayal Sharma and Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Raj Ghat the place where the "Father of the Nation" - Mahatma Gandhi was cremated.An eternal flame burns upon the platform made of black marble which shows the place of cremation. Located on the west bank of Yamuna river, it is spread across an area of 5 acres.

Raj Ghat is a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi in Delhi, India. Originally it was the name of a historic ghat of Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad). Close to it, and east of Daryaganj was Raj Ghat Gate of the walled city, opening at Raj Ghat to the west bank of the Yamuna River. Later the memorial area was also called Raj ghat. It is a black marble platform that marks the spot of Mahatma Gandhi's cremation, Antyeshti (Antim Sanskar) on 31 January 1948, a day after his assassination. It is left open to the sky while an eternal flame burns at one end. Located on Delhi's Ring Road, officially known as Mahatma Gandhi Road, a stone footpath flanked by lawns leads to the walled enclosure that houses the memorial.
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