India wonders. Gandhi Memorial at New Delhi. Holly Raj Ghat

India wonders. Gandhi Memorial at New Delhi. Holly Raj Ghat
Ignacio Zara

Gandhi Memorial at New Delhi. Holly Raj Ghat. Photo attribution Humayunn N A Peerzaada on Flickr

India wonders. Gandhi Memorial at New Delhi. Holly Raj Ghat. In Sanskrit it is written what Gandhi said before dying: ‘Oh, Sir….’ It thrills! Of course, we are speaking about Gandhi Memorial in New Delhi, the Raj Ghat, a holly place for everybody who loves peace.

It’s a simple and pleasant place with lawn and flowers, where Indian people go to read, and where calm mixed with the joy of the children playing, always in the spirit of non-violence leader.

Mahatma Gandhi was killed on 30 January 1948 by Nathuram Godse, by firing three bullets into his chest at point-blank range.

Gandhi corpse was burnt. Then, by Hindu tradition the ashes were to be spread on a river. However, due to the importance of Gandhi, his ashes were poured into different urns and they were sent across India for memorial services.

At Raj Ghat, a black marble platform marks the spot of Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation, Antyesti (Antim Sanskar), a day after his assassination.

Of course, it was left open to the sky and a flame burns forever at one end. Raj Ghat is located on the banks of the river Yamuna at Ring Road or Mahatma Gandhi Road. Visitors must remove their footwear before entering.


Today, remember his words:

Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.

It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

Video: Raj Ghat in India. Mahatma Gandhi Memorial.

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Ignacio Zara

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