The Raj Ghat is a black marble platform that was erected to remember the exact point where Gandhi was cremated in 1948. In the right place, a priest is responsible for watching over the ashes of Gandhi and keeping an eternal flame alive. “The peace revolution is Gandhi's mentality, because he thought that instead of grabbing weapons to kill our enemies we can dialogue.
The Raj Ghat of New Delhi is a monument dedicated to the memory of the father of modern India, the great Mahatma Gandhi.
The visit we made is not one more, we are about to arrive at the memorial built in honor of Gandhi. Together with Prem Chand, our guide, we arrived at the Raj Ghat in New Delhi. The tranquility and respect of those who visit it feels in the air.
“Gandhi was an independence fighter and a great politician from India as well. That's why he was very famous in India, ”Prem clarifies.
"Mahatma is a term composed of two words:" Mahā "which means great, and" Ātma "that can be translated as soul. Big soul."
Gandhi went to London to study law and after finishing his education he returned to India. One of his first cases was in South Africa. The episode of when he was traveling on a train is well remembered and some officers known as the whites, who were English, entered the car where he was and threw away their bags. The comment they made was that blacks could not travel first class. Then Mahatma Gandhi instead of arguing with them went to their destination and fought for merchant rights in a South African court and won the case. He fought for the rights of blacks. That is why Mahatma Gandhi fought for them and was very famous. ”
"He returned to India in 1915 and had the same problem with us also because the English were ruling the country. Gandhi participated in the congress programs and once they enchanted him. He protested against the British Empire. People have been very inspired by their works and thus began the revolution against the British empire. In the end India achieved independence on August 15, 1947. "
The peace revolution
“The peace revolution is Gandhi's mentality, because he thought that instead of grabbing weapons to kill our enemies we can dialogue. When we grab weapons, we not only kill people but we end up with a life. There is no space to chat with people because after killing you cannot chat. That is Gandhi's thought. Before doing something we have to talk, because we can get the solution. That's why he liked peace very much, ”Prem explains.
It is a simple place but full of emotion, especially for fans of this historical character so charismatic.
This pilgrimage site is located in Old Delhi, specifically south of the Red Fort of New Delhi.
The ghat is located on the Mahatma Gandhi Marg road in Delhi.
The entrance to the enclosure is free, and I could visit it from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm every day except Monday that it is closed.
Mahatma Gandhi was an Indian lawyer, politician and thinker of the 19th and 20th century (he was born on October 2, 1869 and died murdered on January 30, 1948) known primarily for claiming and leading the independence of India through non-violent methods .
With 18 years he moved to London to study law at University College London. When he finished his studies he returned to Bombay to try to practice as a lawyer, but the supersaturation of the profession at that time together with Gandhi's lack of real experience in the courts made it impossible for him to fulfill that purpose. Luckily, that same year (1893) he was presented with the opportunity to work in South Africa, a job he accepted motivated by the struggle of resistance and nonviolent civil disobedience that his compatriots were carrying out in the face of pressure and discrimination.
Gandhi proved in the first person the strong rejection and hatred.
One of these events that catalyzed his activism occurred in Pretoria (northern South Africa), when he was violently taken off the train where he was traveling at Pietermaritzburg station, by refusing to change to a seat located in “the third class,” intended for people of "color".
Also, he was hit by the bus driver when he refused to give up his seat to a white passenger. In South Africa, the vast black majority, Gandhi suffered racism, prejudice and injustice.
Return to India:
In 1915 Gandhi returned to India, where he continued to promulgate his specific religious, philosophical and political values. In recent years, two major social protests stood out: the march of salt (1930) and criticisms of India's independence from the British Empire in the framework of World War II (1939-1945). The latter, which involuntarily involves India in the war as a British dependency, along with all the years of nonviolent struggle,
they finally led to the official independence of India on August 15, 1947.
The murder of Gandhi:
A few months later, on January 30, 1948, Gandhi was killed by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu ultra-right-wing fan related to the government, who is in Gandhi an obstacle to lift his project of the rise of Hinduism to the detriment of the rest of beliefs and religions In this way, for defending his ideology of an egalitarian society, Gandhi would be killed at the age of 78.
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