Sabarmati Ashram

 

Overview

Sabarmati Ashram  is located in the Sabarmati suburb of Ahmedabad. This was one of the residences of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, generally called Mahatma Gandhi, who lived there for about twelve years along with his wife, Kasturba Gandhi.
 
Gandhi’s first Ashram in India was established in the Kochrab area of Ahmedabad 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. Reasons for this shift included: he wanted to do some experiments in living eg farming, animal husbandry, cow breeding, Khadi and related constructive activities, for which he was in search of this kind of barren land; mythologically, it was the ashram site of Dadhichi Rishi who had donated his bones for a righteous war; it is between a jail and a crematorium as he believed that a satyagrahi has to invariably go to either place. The Sabarmati Ashram (also known as Harijan Ashram) was home to Mohandas Gandhi from 1917 until 1930 and served as one of the main centres of the Indian freedom struggle. Originally called the Satyagraha Ashram, reflecting the movement toward passive resistance launched by the Mahatma, the Ashram became home to the ideology that set India free. Sabarmati Ashram named for the river on which it sits, was created with a dual mission. To serve as an institution that would carry on a search for truth and a platform to bring together a group of workers committed to non-violence who would help secure freedom for India.
 
The site of 36 acres was a waste land full of snakes, but the order was not to kill them.
The Satyagraha Ashram, later renamed as Harijan Ashram, was started in all earnest with a two-fold purpose- one was to carry on the search for Truth, and the other was to create a non-violent group of workers, who would create a non-violent group of workers, who would organize and help to secure freedom for the country.
The Satyagraha Ashram was founded on May 25, 1915 in Ahmedabad at Kochrab, when Gandhi returned from South Africa, with 25 inmates. The Ashram was shifted on the bank of river Sabarmati in July 1917. Devoted ashramites led a community life in search of Truth and Non-violence under his guidance.
 
Ashram Timing :  8:30am to 6:30pm
 
How to Reach,
Nearest railway station : Sabarmati Railway Station
 
Nearest Airport : Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport 
 

Location

Country
India
State
Gujarat
City
Ahmedabad
Location
Sabarmati
Address
Sabarmati Ashram, Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380027
Contact Info
Phone: 079 2755 7277
Mobile :
Fax : 2756 0569
Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Sabarmati Ashram, Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya
Nearest Railway Station
Nearest Airport
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
IN
latitude : 23.077199940 longitude :72.634696960
Corporation : Ahmedabad
GPS Code : VAAH
Open Year
June 17, 1917
Architect
Charles Correa
Visiting Hours
8.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.

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