Gandhi Ashram, Sabarmati – Photo Essay

Today October 2nd, 2015 is the 146th birth anniversay of Mahatma Gandhi. Here is a quick photo post on my visit to the Gandhi Ashram, Sabarmati, Ahmedabad earlier this year. This was Gandhijis home from 1917 to 1930 and a central hub of the Indian freedom struggle

I had been wanting to visit this place for a while and was so glad to get a chance. Surprisingly the ashram was a lot on the lines of what I had imagined – quiet, serene and earthy.

Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad
The iconic quote by Gandhiji that inspires us to live true to our values and inspiration so that even our lives can be the message of what we truly value!
Gandhi Ashram, Sabarmati
Hridayakunja – Gandhijis house. A very earthy, traditional Indian cottage. Clean and spartan.
Gandhi Ashram, Sabarmati
An event was taking place when I went there. One of the older and prominent Gandhian had passed away a few days back. This was the prayer assembly for him.
Gandhi Ashram, Sabarmati
Pigeons, mynas and squirrels create a nature-friendly environment. There were a lot of people when I went there and the prayer event as well, but on a quiet afternoon it can provide solitude
Gandhi Ashram, Sabarmati
The lovely Sabarmati river promenade in the Gandhi Ashram. The river flowing placidly by the ashram gives the place a serene ambiance.
Gandhi Ashram, Sabarmati
At the entrance.

 

Spend an afternoon here. Gandhiji is an iconic Indian. What he achieved via non-violence is remarkable. Looking into his thoughts and life stories can be inspirational.