Sabarmati Ashram

Sabarmati Ashram is situated on the (Sabarmati Suburb) bank of Sabarmati River of Ahmadabad in Gujarat. The Ashram is known as many names such as Gandhi Ashram, Harijan Ashram, or Satyagraha Ashram. Sabarmati Ashram is the one of the place of Mahatma Gandhi where he was lived almost twelve years with his wife Kasturba Gandhi. This is such a place where Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was started the Dandi Yatra (is also known as Salt Satyagraha) on March, 12, 1930.

Mahatma (Meaning ‘Great Soul’) Gandhi was a primary leader, who started many Andolan (Campaign) to get freedom from British-rules. Mahatma Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in the home of Putlibai Gandhi and Karamchand Gandi, Porbandar, Gujarat.

Sabarmati Ashram

History of Sabarmati Ashram

After completed his study Gandhi Ji return from South Africa, Mahatma Gandhi was established his first ashram in the kuchrab area of Gujarat, India on May 25, 1915. After two years of kuchrab Ashram, It was sifted on the bank of Sabarmati River because Gandhi ji wanted to open land. Main reason of sifted the ashram place was that he wanted to do some experiments such as animal farming, agriculture, Khadi etc.

While at the ashram, Gandhi produced a school so that he can pay attention on manual Labour, agriculture and literacy. On the 12 March 1930, Mahatma Gandhi started the prominent Dandi March 388 km from the Ashram with the 78 associate in objection of British Selt Law, which taxed on the Indian salt to promote sale of British salt in India.

Present Day

The Sabarmati ashram has become a museum (The Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya). The museum was designed by Charles Correa and the Sangrahalaya re-located into well furnished building and was launched by Jawaharlal Nahru, Late prime Minister of India on 10 May 1963. Other buildings within the ashram are Nandini, Vinoba Kutir, Upasana Mandir, Magan niwas.

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