7 Wonders of India: Aga Khan Palace

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“Located in Yerwada, Pune, the exquisite Aga Khan Palace is surrounded by the lavish green gardens. It was built in 1892 by Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III. It is a national monument of India’s freedom movement. Aga Khan Palace is also known as Gandhi National Memorial because of its close association with Mahatma Gandhi.”

The video is part of the “seven wonders of india” contest.
http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/popups/sevenwondersnew.asp

Video about the competition:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2njLfnebpWk

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

10 thoughts

  1. I UNDERSTAND NOBODY AT THAT TIME WAS WILLING TO DONATE A MEMORIAL FOR GANDHIGI AT THAT TIME TO THE GOVERNMENT AT THE TIME WHEN MEN WAS SHELFISH BY NATURE.

    THE 49th IMAM SHAH KARIM OF THE ISMAILS DID NOT KNOW GANDHI IN PERSON BUT HE UNDERSTOOD THE GREATNESS OF HIS SOUL . HE CONVEYED THIS THROUGH HIS GREAT MEDITION TO THE PRESENT LORD OF THIS WISH ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA.

    THIS WISH WAS GRANTED DESPITE NO REQUEST WAS EVER RECORDED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA !!!

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  2. I visited the very impressive Aga Khan Palace in 1952. Spent some time admiring the construction and then walked through the beautiful gradens where I met the then ruler of Kuwait, Abdulla III As-Salim
    Al-Sabah who was staying at the palace as a guest of Imam Shah Sultan Muhammad Shah.

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  3. An Indian Express article published in 1999 pointed out the sorry state of this national monument. The article can be read at http://www.indianexpress.com/res/web/pIe/ie/daily/19990716/ige16145.html

    One of my family members had visited the palace some years ago, well after the publication of the Express article, and was quite unimpressed with the manner of the upkeep of the palace and its various exhibits. He did not feel it reflected the status of a national monument, dedicated to the life of a great man.

    Let’s hope necessary steps have been taken in the last few years to preserve this exceptional monument, so that it continues to be a source of inspiration to all those who visit it to learn about Gandhi and the Freedom Movement Generally.

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  4. It is perhaps fitting that the Aga Khan Palace eventually became known as the Gandhi National Memorial. Read two magnificent accounts of the Keshavjee family’s association with the young Mohandas Gandhi during his formative years in South Africa in preparation for his later momentous role as the Mahatma Gandhi in India. The Keshavjee family are Shia Ismaili Muslims, the ancestors of whom emigrated to Pretoria, South Africa from Chotila, Gujarat, India in 1894:

    http://gonashgo.blogspot.com/2008/10/414two-magnificent-accounts-describing.html

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  5. I went there on my Family trip to India! I really had a fab time!!! Thank you for this video, so many memories come flowing back into my head….

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  6. I saw the palace on movie. Thanks for the nice movie. It was a generious donation from the 48th imam of the Shia Imami ismaili Muslim to the India govt. It is so nice and beatuiful that i earlly pleased to see the movie.

    Thanks a lot for this opportunity

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  7. I myself am a Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim and have seen many sites on net and have seen many monuments but today when i sat for a research on my essay on my favorite monument in maharashtra,i was simply suprised to see all my religious history on net as i thought that no one else knew about our religion so i being a proud ismaili girl due to your help take the opportunity to choose the Agakhan palace as my topic and write a marvelous essay on it and win the competition and be a winner than an average student as our beloved Imam always tells us to do.

    IF YOU HAVE NOT VISITED THE AGAKAN PALACE,PLEASE DO VISIT IT YOU WILL HAVE A GREAT TIME NOT ONLY SEEING MEMORIES OF GANDHIJI BUT ALSO THE ARCHITECTURE AND THE ARTITECTURAL COMPLEX OF THE AGAKHAN PALACE.

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    we are happy with u for a dharbar com very soon we are waiteing for u

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  9. I am Rashid Asanov.I have been in India and I saw the palace of the Aga Khan 3.I can say that it is the best wonder of this 7 in India.It is beautiful and unfogetable place.

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