Tags : Monument
Timings : 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Time Required : 1 hour
Entry Fee : Free
Nearest Metro Station : Delhi Gate (1.5 km away)
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Rajghat is a memorial in Delhi where Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation, was cremated followed by his assassination in the year 1948. The cenotaph commemorating his memory is a simple black marble structure that sits amid a beautiful garden. The place is visited by locals as well as foreigners and various delegates to pay their homage to the Father of the Nation. A prayer is held every Friday, the day he died at Rajghat.
Rajghat also has samadhis or memorials of notable leaders if India Jawaharlal Nehru, Sanjay Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Choudhary Charan Singh, Giani Zail Singh, Jagjivan Ram, Shankar Dayal Sharma, Devi Lal. Chandra Shekhar and I.K. Gujral. Raj Ghat, translating to King's Bank is giving reference to its location on the bank of Yamuna River.
In addition to being Mahatma Gandhi's memorial, Rajghat is also a celebration of his illustrious life. Gandhiji's philosophy is projected through picture, sculpture and photos. At Gandhi memorial Museum at Rajghat, his life and philosophy of Sarvodaya Movement are also shown through a film in English and Hindi between 9:30 AM till 5:30 PM except on Thursday. On Sunday, it is featured in Hindi at 4 PM and at 5 PM in English.
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