Monument and historical place
20 - 30 Minutes
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Amar Jawan Jyoti or the flame of the immortal soldier is one of the largest war memorials in India. erected under the India Gate in the wake Liberation of Bangladesh in December 1971 to commemorate Indian soldiers killed in the defense of their country. The eternal flame burns day and night under the arch to remind the nation of soldiers who laid down their lives in the Indo-Pakistan War of December 1971. The Shrine of the Amar Jawan Jyoti is burning since 1971 It represents the flame of the immortal warrior that marks the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The shrine is made of black marble with a rifle placed on its barrel. This rifle is crested by a soldier's helmet. The words- "Amar Jawan" (Immortal Warrior) are inscribed in gold on each face of the cenotaph which is placed on an edifice. The edifice has four torches on its four corners, these torches are kept alive. This shrine of the India Gate in Delhi was uncovered on January 26, 1972, the 23rd Republic Day of India, by the Prime Minister of India during that time- Indira Gandhi. Since then, it is customary for the President and the Prime Minister to pay homage at the site during State ceremonies. Even while guests visit the state, they come here to visit the India Gate in Delhi India and pay homage at the site. In July 2014 the Government announced plans to construct a National War Memorial around the canopy and a National War Museum in adjoining Princess Park. The War Memorial and Museum are expected to cost Rupees 400 crores.
Structure of Amar Jawan Jyoti
Amar Jawan Jyoti, or the flame of the immortal soldier, is a structure made of a black marble plinth. The structure is a reversed L1A1 Self-loading rifle, capped by a war helmet, bound by four urns, each with the permanent light called Jyoti, from flames fueled by CNG. The structure was erected under the India Gate in the wake of the Liberation of Bangladesh in December 1971. It is a structure erected to commemorate the Indian soldiers killed in the defense of the country. Amar Jawan Jyothi serves as a tomb for the unknown soldiers. Amar Jawan Jyoti is manned round the clock by soldiers drawn from the three services of the Indian armed forces.
- The best time to visit the monument in summers is 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM, as the days in Delhi can be quite hot. However, in winters any time is suitable.
- At night there is a 10 minute light and sound show every half hour telling, in short, the story of the martyrs. The light show runs from 8:00-8:30 PM in Hindi and from 9:00-9:30 PM in English.
- Additional note: The place is often the starting point of protestors and candle-light vigils in national disasters and political marches.
|January to December|
|Monday||12:00 AM - 11:59 PM|
|Tuesday||12:00 AM - 11:59 PM|
|Wednesday||12:00 AM - 12:00 AM|
|Thursday||12:00 AM - 11:59 PM|
|Friday||12:00 AM - 11:59 PM|
|Saturday||12:00 AM - 11:59 PM|
|Sunday||12:00 AM -|
|Last Admission||Open daily 24 Hours 365 Days.|
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