New Delhi, India 2006
Raj Ghat, not far from the banks of the Yamuna River, has a simple black marble memorial to
Mahatma Gandhi, marking the spot where he was cremated following his assassination in 1948.
A commemorative ceremony takes place every Friday.
Nearby there are two museums dedicated to Gandhi.
Jawaharlal Nehru was cremated just to the north at Shanti Vana (Forest of Peace).
The area is now a beautiful park
with labeled trees planted by a mixed bag of notables,
including Elizabeth II, Dwight Eisenhower and Ho Chi Minh
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