Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Mahatma Gandhi Memorial

(Click image for enlarge)
Mahatma Gandhi Memorial is constructed on the seashore of Kanyakumari - the southern tip of India, where his ashes were kept for public view before immersion in the sea on February 12, 1948. The Gandhi Mandapam is built in Orissa style of architecture and designed in a way that the rays of the sun falls exactly on the place where the urn was kept through a hole on the roof, on his birthday of October 2nd.

The beautiful Gandhi Memorial completed in 1956, is situated as a memorial to the Father of the Nation; and its central shape is 79 feet high representing the age of the Mahatma. The memorial was transferred to the administrative control of the Public (Information and Public Relations) Department from Public Works Department of Government of Tamil Nadu in the year 1978.

Footnote:

We visited Kanyakumari last year end and I could only view the beautiful exterior of the memorial from road, since there are few steps leading down the entrance. I capture few photos on the memorial but due to lens problem then I couldn’t get a clear picture, so borrowed the first one from my cousin and the 2nd one was the only better I could take, with mom and grandma standing in front of the memorial.

17 comments:

eden said...

What a beautiful place to visit! Thank you for sharing.

ladyfi said...

What a beautiful memorial for a beautiful man!

Eden said...

Hi, Jeevan!

Just dropping by to say thank you for the visit.

Srinivas said...

Very pertinent post on this day to salute a great man :) And as always those details with which you dress your posts are most enlightening.

TexWisGirl said...

wow! certainly bright colors! can't miss that!

Pattu Raj said...

Lovely pictures. Appropriate post for today Jeevan.

They seem to maintain it well. I had seen in 1979!

Betsy Adams said...

Beautiful memorial, Jeevan.

Glad you are enjoying our vacation posts so far. We'll both have many many more I'm sure... ha
Betsy

ashok said...

nice post

geeth said...

Enlightening :)

Linda said...

How beautiful, Jeevan. Thank you for sharing.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

sm said...

beautiful picture

Destination Infinity said...

The pink color used for this memorial is different and innovative. It catches the eye immediately!

Destination Infinity

Pattu Raj said...

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George said...

This is a beautiful memorial.

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