Built for the Gandhi Smarak Nidhi, Kasturba, the wife of Mahatma Gandhi, was under house arrest in Poona when she died in 1944. This memorial was built on the spot where she was cremated.
Located on the edge of the Aga Khan Gardens, the memorial consists of a gently descending path along a shifting axis, open-to-sky, defined by a series of parallel brick walls, culminating in the samadhi itself.
At several points along the path there are ramps up to levels from which the surrounding landscape is viewed. The podium created by these terraces houses a modest museum devoted to Kasturba.