Introduction: The cremation site of the Father of the Nation, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi lies between the main Ring Road or the Mahatma Gandhi Road and the banks of the holy River Yamuna, just south-east of Red Fort. The cremation site, formed as a memorial of Gandhiji is known as Rajghat. A few miles away from Connaught Place, the cremation site got its current name as at one point of time it was a major 'ghat' or stepped embankment at the rim of the Yamuna river. Mahatma Gandhi was cremated at this ghat on 31st January in 1948, after his assassination. He was killed on the way to his habitual prayer meeting at Birla House.
The cremation site and memorial of the great leader and an idol of millions of people all over the world, Rajghat, is a simple square stone platform made with black marbles. The sanctified platform is approached by a stone footpath, which is located in the middle of acres of attractive gardens. The last words of Mahatma Gandhi - "Hey Ram" are inscribed on the platform of the memorial and are surrounded by an undying flame.
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