INDIA’S MOST POTENT symbol of nationhood, Rajghat is the site of Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation. A sombre, black granite platform inscribed with his last words, He Ram! (“Oh God”) now stands here. The only splash of colour comes from the garlands of orange marigolds that are draped over the platform. All visiting heads of state are taken to this samadhi ( memorial) to lay wreaths in memory of the “Father of the Nation”. On Gandhi’s birthday (2 Oct) and death anniversary (30 Jan), the nation’s leaders gather here for prayer meetings.