Places Dedicated To Mahatma Gandhi

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Published: Monday, October 1, 2012, 19:26 [IST]
 
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2nd October marks the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation. It is the day when Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi or in simpler words Bapu was born in 1869. Bapu has been one of the most memorable patriotic man who has given his best to bring independence to the country.

This is a National Holiday thus you can celebrate it with your family by paying a tribute to the legend. Here are few places or rather attractions related to Mahatma Gandhi that are a must visit. Take a look...

Sabarmati Ashram

his is the place where Mahatma Gandhi spend at least 12 years of his life. It is one of the residences of Mahatma Gandhi and is also known as Gandhi Ashram or Harijan Ashram.

Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum

US President Obama visited Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalaya, the tourist spot to check out the history and beauty of this place.

Gandhi Smriti or Birla House or Birla Bhavan

Located in New Delhi, this is the place where Gandhiji was assassinated. Gandhi spend his last 144 days of his life in Gandhi Smriti.

Dandi Bridge

It is the famous bridge where Mahatma Gandhi walked with his followers to protest against the British Government.

Aga Khan Palace

After the Quit India Movement started, Gandhi with Kasturba Gandhi (his wife) and Mahadevbhai Desai (his secretary) were imprisoned in a jail inside this huge building.

Kirti Mandir

Located near Porbandar (the place where Gandhi was born), it is the house of Mahatma and Kasturba Gandhi.

6 places dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi:

Sabarmati Ashram: This is the place where Mahatma Gandhi spent at least 12 years of his life. It is one of the residences of Mahatma Gandhi and is also known as Gandhi Ashram or Harijan Ashram. Located in Sabarmati suburb of Ahmedabad (Gujarat), this ashram has has a museum, Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalay, Upasana Mandir, the famous Charkha and 34,000 letters written by Gandhi during the fight for independence. Recapitulate the pre-independence era by visiting this calm place.

Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum: This special place is dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. Located in downtown Mumbai, this was the headquarter from where Gandhiji initiated the Non-corporation movement, Satyagraha, Swadeshi, Khadi and Khilafat movements. Recently, US President Obama visited Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalaya , the tourist spot to check out the history and beauty of this place. There is also Gandhi Museum and a library. Book lovers would love to visit this place.

Gandhi Smriti or Birla House or Birla Bhavan: This is a museum that is dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. Earlier it was the house of the Birlas. Located in New Delhi, this is the place where Gandhiji was assassinated. There is a 'Martyr's Column' (a spot where he was assassinated). Gandhi spend his last 144 days of his life in Gandhi Smriti. There is a huge pillar on the entrance of the Gandhi Smriti that has two religious symbols; a swastika and Om.

Dandi Bridge: It is the famous bridge where Mahatma Gandhi walked with his followers to protest against the British Government. Dandi March or Salt Satyagraha of 1930 was a direct action campaign of tax resistance and nonviolent protest against the British salt monopoly. Mahatma Gandhi lead this protest March from his base, Sabarmati ashram.

Aga Khan Palace: After the Quit India Movement started, Gandhi with Kasturba Gandhi (his wife) and Mahadevbhai Desai (his secretary) were imprisoned in a jail inside this huge building. It is the place where Katurba and Mahadevbhai passed away during the captivity.

Kirti Mandir: Located near Porbandar (the place where Gandhi was born), it is the house of Mahatma and Kasturba Gandhi. Now it has a small museum, a prayer hall and a Gandhian library.

These are few famous places that are dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. Which is your favourite attraction?

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