Mahatma Gandhi's Funeral.

On Friday 30 January 1948, Gandhi woke up at his usual hour, 3:30 a.m. After the morning prayer he put the final touches to the new constitution for Congress which he had been unable to finish the previous night. The rest of the morning was spent answering letters. Someone mentioned the fact that despite his poor health he was working incessantly. ‘Tomorrow’, he explained, ‘I may not be here’. Gandhi would not permit those who attended the prayer meetings: ‘If I have to die I should like to die at the prayer meeting. You are wrong in believing that you can protect me from harm. God is my protector.’

Mahatma Gandhi’s body lay on the pyre with his head to the north. In that position Buddha met his end. At 4:45 p.m., Ramdas Gandhi, the third son of the Mahatma, set fire to the funeral pyre. The logs burst into flames. The vast assemblage groaned. Women wailed; men wept. The wood crackled and seethed and the flames united into a single fire. Now there was silence. Gandhi’s body was being reduced to ashes and cinders.

A nation’s father was dead.

Mahatma Gandhi's Funeral
Mahatma Gandhi's Funeral
Mahatma Gandhi's Funeral
Mahatma Gandhi's Funeral
Mahatma Gandhi's Funeral
Mahatma Gandhi's Funeral
Mahatma Gandhi's Funeral
Mahatma Gandhi's Funeral
Mahatma Gandhi's Funeral
Mahatma Gandhi's Funeral
Mahatma Gandhi's Funeral
Mahatma Gandhi's Funeral
Mahatma Gandhi's Funeral
Mahatma Gandhi's Funeral
Mahatma Gandhi's Funeral
Mahatma Gandhi's Funeral
Mahatma Gandhi's Funeral
Mahatma Gandhi's Funeral

13 Replies to “Mahatma Gandhi's Funeral.”

  1. Nathura ram Vinayak godse really he has sacrified is life to our Hindu religion.my dear Hind brothers and sisters..

    1. Hey Akshay,
      I guess you have not read history. You should read history and then I will watch if you will say heads off to this coward guy.

  2. how can someone even think about killing the man who got him him and us freedom???……every indian should salute to this man…and i do too

    1. It is true how very sad this is, and what respect we owe this man. I heard that the man who shot him resented him for seeming to favor a rival religion. Sadness and loss can twist us into vengeful and blindly destructive beings.

    2. Hey Tanya,
      It was not him who got independence they were patriots who got independence he juts ruined India by making Jawaharlal Nehru as prime minister of India and so many other wrong things he did.

  3. On Friday 30 January 1948, Gandhi woke up at his usual hour, 3:30 a.m. After the morning prayer he put the final touches to the new constitution for Congress which he had been unable to finish the previous night. The rest of the morning was spent answering letters. Someone mentioned the fact that despite his poor health he was working incessantly. ‘Tomorrow’, he explained, ‘I may not be here’. Gandhi would not permit those who attended the prayer meetings: ‘If I have to die I should like to die at the prayer meeting. You are wrong in believing that you can protect me from harm. God is my protector.’.

    Mahatma Gandhi’s body lay on the pyre with his head to the north. In that position Buddha met his end. At 4:45 p.m., Ramdas Gandhi, the third son of the Mahatma, set fire to the funeral pyre. The logs burst into flames. The vast assemblage groaned. Women wailed; men wept. The wood crackled and seethed and the flames united into a single fire. Now there was silence. Gandhi’s body was being reduced to ashes and cinders.

    A nation’s father was dead.

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