Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sabarmati Ashram Ahmedabad - Place Belongs To Mahatma Gandhi

Sabarmati Ashram which is formerly known as Satyagraha Ashram located in Ahmedabad, at Kocharab bungalow of Jivanlal Desai, a lawyer. Later he was moved to the edge of the river Sabarmati, and came to be known as Sabarmati Ashram. Gandhi lived in the ashram from 1915 to 1933. Ashram is a witness to many important historical events in india and fight for freedom of India. The ashram is now a museum and known as Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya. In 1963, the museum building was built (designed by architect Charles Correa).Initially started in Hriday Kunj Gandhi's own cottage in the Ashram, the Sangrahalaya has now shifted to its own well-designed and well-furnished building which was inaugurated by Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India, on 10 May 1963.

Attraction of Gandhi Ashram

Magan Niwas: The soul of the ashram has also introduced the different concept of charkha.

Upasana Mandir: Prayer field where ashramic heard bhajans and songs, read Holy Gita, Holy Quran and Holy Bible.

Hriday Kunj: It is like heart in a body, this centrally located abode supplied energy to the entire place.

Vinoba-Mira Kutir: One hut where Vinoba Bhave & Ms. Madeleine, British admiral's daughter stayed.

Nandini: The ashram's guesthouse.

Udyog Mandir: Temple symbolizes the industry self-esteem and dignity of work.

Somnath Chattralaya: This group of rooms occupied by ashramites who left the family business and share the Ashram.

Teacher 's Niwas: Bapu was a teacher assistants Chali.

Gandhi Ahmedabad: Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya (Museum) was opened in 1963. This gallery has exhibited the most important events in the life of Gandhi in Ahmedabad between 1915-1930.

Painting Gallery: Eight life-size paintings were exhibited.

My Life is my message: Events that were turning points in Gandhi’s life, which eventually changed the history of India are represented through oil paintings and photographs.

Library & Archives: Archives to preserve the legacy of Gandhi in the eternal 34,000 manuscripts, 150 felicitations, 6,000 photo negatives, photocopies, and a library of 35,000 books, including 4500 books collection of Mahadevbhai Desai's personal books and the thought of Gandhi. It is a valuable resource for researchers.

The sound and light show at the ashram provides a clear insight of the life of Gandhi. The wing of the museum shows some of the original letters written by Gandiji and photographic archives depicting key moments and achievements in the life of Gandhi. A visit to the museum is just like walking through the historical period of the struggle for freedom from India. One of the important buildings in the history of India, Sabarmati Ashram is a sight to behold in Ahmedabad.Admission is free of cost and individual can visit Gandhi Ashram between 8:30 A.M. and 6:30 P.M.

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