29 August 2013

Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalaya

This Independence day turned out to be wonderful for us, my vita walk with Travel logs on Independence day eve, early morning flag hoisting in our housing society in tricolour dress code and visit to Mani Bhavan, Gandhi Sangrahalaya..
Mani Bhavan is one of the few important places hallowed by Mahatma Gandhi's close association. Mani Bhavan is a place where Gandhiji lived and conversed with his colleagues, moulded the nation in the images of his cherished ideals of Truth and Non-violence and inspired his followers and devotees who went forth from here in the world charged with a sense of service and sacrifice.

The place is recognised as a Research Institute in Gandhian Thought and Rural Development by the Mumbai University.
The ground floor consists of more than 50,000 books in Reference and Leading sections. It contains books by and on Gandhiji and Gandhian Thought and allied subjects.
 The first floor is an auditorium where films on Gandhiji are shown from time to time and recordings of his speeches are played on request.
The room on the second floor which used to be the living room and working place of Gandhiji has been preserved as far as possible in its original settings.
Adjoining to Gandhiji's room is a exhibition depicting Gandhiji's life through mini figures in tableaux, this is something which attracts most of the kids and adults too.
The terrace where Gandhiji used to sleep and hold prayers, a bronze plaque with a inscription marks place of the tent in which Gandhiji was arrested in January, 1932.
At the sales counter in the entrance hall are sold the Gandhi Postage Stamps, Photographs, Gandhian Literature, Statues, Medallions etc.
Working Hours
9:30 am to 6:00 pm on all days


  1. Great informative post with beautiful pictures! thanks for sharing.
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  2. Nice shots of the place. I was there some years back.

  3. Lovely and Informative Post..Great way to spend the Independence Day.. :-)

  4. @Indrani: Thanks Indrani, good to know you have visited the place..
    Thank you Harsha and Ali..

  5. Nicely crisp and informative with lovely images

  6. What a big collection of books and videos!

  7. Great place. Must visit for all.

  8. Thank you magiceye..
    Mridula: they have a great collection, the photograph is just a part of the collection.
    True Rajesh: A must visit place in Mumbai..

  9. One of the must visit places in Mumbai not only for nostalgia but also for nice and correct information about Bapu

  10. True Vijay, a must visit place in Mumbai..

  11. Thank you for this post! The world needs another Gandhi at this very moment!

  12. Gandhi is one of my heroes!

  13. Thank you Reader and ladyfi, and good to find you been influenced by Gandhian ideologies..
    Thank you Gary...