Sadaiv Atal’—Samadhi of Bharat Ratna & Former PM Atal Behari Vajpayee to Be Dedicated to the Nation (Download PDF)

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The Prime Minister dedicated the Samadhi of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to the nation on 25th Dec, 2018. The number nine holds significance and represents the navarasas, navaratras and navagrahas.

Image Of highlights Of His Career

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About the Samadhi

  • Atal Bihari Bajpayi Titled ‘Sadaiv Atal’, the Samadhi will be a befitting tribute to the visionary leader on his birth anniversary on 25th Dec, 2018, reflects Atalji’s personality as a poet, humanist, statesman & a great leader.

  • The land for the Samadhi has been made available near Rajghat by the Government, although the land will continue to remain with the Government.

  • The central Samadhi platform comprises of nine square black polished granite solid stone blocks, capped with a ‘diya’ in the center.

  • The placement of the nine square Samadhi is in a circular lotus shaped pattern. The nine-square platform is accessed in four cardinal directions by pathways made in white composite tiles so that the floor does not get heated.

  • The Samadhi is enclosed by nine bas-relief walls which have inscriptions of the prose/poetry of Atalji which can be read by the visitor while taking a pradakshina on the outer circular path.

  • Stones from various parts of the country– emphasizing unity in diversity have been used in the construction of the Samadhi.

  • The Main Samadhi stone is monolithic zed black sourced from the best quarries of Khammam, Telangana.

  • The parikrama area is laid in white composite tiles, which does not get heated in the sun. Diya, which is centrally placed on the top of Samadhi is made up of leather finish black granite sourced from Khammam and the flame of Diya is made in Crystal with LED lights placed inside.

  • The inner petals, the outer petals and the area in between the intersection of petals which form a part of outer parikrama are laid in colour composition of Crystal Yellow and Neo Copper granite which are sourced from the best quarries of Abu Road, Rajasthan. Pathways are laid in leather finish black granite.

  • Atalji’s thoughts and vision are a source of great inspiration to the people of the Country. In order to enable the people to pay their respects to the great soul, an initiative to develop his Samadhi was taken up by the Society -“Atal Smriti Nyas Society” (registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860) formed by eminent persons.

  • The Samadhi has been completed by Central Public Works Department at a total cost of Rs. 10.51 Crores. The entire cost of construction of the Samadhi has been borne by the Atal Smriti Nyas Society.

  • The founding members of the Society include Sumitra Mahajan, Lalji Tandon, O. P Kohli, Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala, Vijay Kumar Malhotra, Ram Lal Ji and Ram Bahadur Rai.

  • The main platform of the Samadhi has nine square black polished granite solid stone blocks, capped with a ‘diya’ in the center.

  • The Main Samadhi stone is monolithic zed black sourced from the best quarries of Khammam, Telangana.

  • The Samadhi has been completed by CPWD at a total cost of Rs. 10.51 Crores. The entire cost of construction of the Samadhi has been borne by the Atal Smriti Nyas Society.

  • To commemorate the birth anniversary of late prime minister, also released a special Rs. 100 coin on Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee. On this occasion, the Prime Minister also said that Vajpayee’s voice remained the voice of the people.

- Published/Last Modified on: February 8, 2019

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