Sabarmati Ashram

sabarmati ashram

Sabarmati Ashram (also known as Gandhi Ashram, Harijan Ashram, or Satyagraha Ashram) is located in the Ahmedabad suburb of Sabarmati on the bank of River Sabarmati. This was one of the residences of Gandhiji.

The ashram was originally established at the Kocharab Bungalow of Jivanlal Desai on 25 May 1915. The Ashram was then shifted on 17 June 1917 to a piece of open land on the banks of the river Sabarmati.

The museum, Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalay, was inaugurated by Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India, on 10 May 1963.

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Exhibit inside the museum

It from this ashram, on the 12 March 1930, that Gandhi marched towards Dandi,241 miles from the Ashram with 78 companions in protest of the British Salt Law, which taxed Indian salt in an effort to promote sales of British salt in India. This mass awakening filled the British jails with 60 000 freedom fighters.

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Museum Exhibit : Dandi March

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Museum Exhibit – Oil Painting

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Museum Exhibit

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Outside Magan Kutir – Maganlal Gandhi’s hut

Maganlal was Gandhi’s nephew, early follower, and Ashram manager.

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Hriday Kunj – Gandhiji’s Cottage

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Gandhiji’s Room

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Gandhiji’s kitchen

2 Responses to Sabarmati Ashram

  1. Bindu Nair November 25, 2009 at 2:00 pm #

    Hi Savi and Madhu,

    I just popped in to say Hi. I am checking in after some time and man the content in here has grown so much. I havent caught upto everything because the gujurat trip details sort of caught my attention first. Photos of Sabarmati looks great. Also there are interesting references to places that Prashant has grown up in and spent his childhood and I have also visited Ahmedabad, Diu, etc. Of course my visits dont compare your detailed trolling 🙂 Anyways, keep it safe and fun..


  2. Savi November 26, 2009 at 6:10 am #

    Hey Bindu, great to hear from you. Apart from you, there’s another mallu friend of mine who married a Gujarati guy – his name is also Prashant. Just the other day we were wondering where both the Prashants are from in Gujarat :). We are now in Diu – totally chilling :). Stay in touch!

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