Friday, February 3, 2017

Mahatma Ghandhi Assassination Site Delhi

This is the memorial to the life of Mahatma Ghandi at the home in Delhi, India where he was assassinated 30 January, 1948.

Mohandas Karamchand Ghandi was born in 1869. The term, Mahatma, means Great Soul. His commitment to active but nonviolent protests are generally considered critical to the Independence of India from Britain in 1947.

Features of his simple life can be found at the site.

Moulded footsteps mark his final path on his way to pray.

A monument marks the spot where he was shot.

Storyboards provide a brief overview of his life. In addition to the story, quotations in the home and on the storyboards capture some of the themes that governed his life.

A simple yet attractive garden adds to the peacefulness of the setting.

There is no charge to visit the site.

Visitors are asked to remove their shoes when walking about the monument.