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About Sabarmati Ashram

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Located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, the Sabarmati Ashram, is situated on the banks of River Sabarmati. Built in the year 1917, the ashram is a significant place in the history of India. It was one of the residences of the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, who lived in this ashram with his wife Kasturba Gandhi for over 12 years.

Gandhi commenced his Dandi March campaign, also known as the Salt Satyagraha from this place in the year 1930. The ashram received recognition and stature as a national monument from the government of India, after it stood witness to a number of national movements during the country’s independence struggles.

Currently, the ashram has a museum called the Gandhi Smarak Sangralaya, designed in the year 1963, and inaugurated by the then prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru.

The monument also has a number of other buildings, like Nandi, which an old guest house for visitors from both India and abroad; the Upasana Mandir, which is an open ground for prayers and offerings; Vinoba Kutir, which is a cottage named after Acharya Vinoba Bhave; and the Magan Niwas, a small hut which used to be the residence of Gandhi’s cousin, Maganlal, who served as the manager of the ashram during his life span.

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