Mahatma Gandhi Memorial

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September 30th, 2007

Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Washington, DC


The sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi is cast in bronze as a statue to a height of 8 feet 8 inches. He was a leader and man of action who did a protest march in 1930 against salt-tax, and the many long marches he undertook throughout the length and breadth of the Indian sub-continent.  The statue is a gift from the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.

The design of the statue created by Gautam Pal.

The pedestal for the statue is a block of new Imperial Red also known as Ruby Red  Granite. The pedestal has been shaped from a block originally weighing 25 tons reduced to a size of 9'x7'x3'4".  It now weighs 16 tons. The Mahatma Gandhi Memorial is located on a triangular island along Massachusetts Avenue on U.S. Park Reservation Number 58.  The memorial is directly across the road from the Embassy of India. 

The statue is free and open to the public 365 days a year.


Left to Right: 1) Mahatma Gandhi Statue 2) Another view taken Feb 2008


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