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Rajeev Gandhi Memorial - 7 pillars

Posted Date: 27 Jan 2017     Posted by: Juana  
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Rajeev Gandhi Memorial - 7 pillars

The Rajeev Gandhi Memorial at Sriperumbudur lies just outside the city of Chennai. The memorial is built at the exact spot where the then Prime Minister was assassinated. The blast site is encircled by 7 pillars, made of granite, etched with intricate relief work. The 7 pillars depict the 7 Hindu concepts of Dharma, Shanti, Satya, Nyaya, Vigyan, Samridhi and Tyaga. They also represent the 7 Holy Rivers flowing through the country, namely, Brahmaputra, Narmada, Yamuna, Kaveri, Godavari, Sindhu and Ganga.