Sabarmati Ashram

Ashram Road
Ahmedabad, GJ - 380027

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Sabarmati Ashram, also known as Gandhi Ashram or Satyagraha Ashram, is a historic site located on the banks of the Sabarmati River in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Established by Mahatma Gandhi in 1917, it served as the epicenter of India's freedom struggle and played a pivotal role in shaping the country's destiny.

The ashram was Mahatma Gandhi's residence for over 12 years and was the base from which he launched many of his campaigns, including the famous Salt Satyagraha (Salt March) in 1930, which was a significant milestone in India's fight for independence from British rule. Gandhi believed in simple living and high thinking, and the ashram was a testament to his principles of self-reliance, community living, and non-violence.

Today, Sabarmati Ashram stands as a living museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi's life, teachings, and legacy. Visitors to the ashram can explore its various attractions, including Gandhi's living quarters, prayer hall, library, and museum, which houses a rich collection of photographs, letters, and artifacts related to Gandhi's life and work.

One of the highlights of the ashram is the Hriday Kunj, Gandhi's modest living quarters, where visitors can see his spinning wheel (charkha) and other personal belongings. The ashram also features a spinning wheel workshop, where visitors can learn about the importance of spinning khadi (handspun cloth) as a symbol of self-reliance and economic independence.

In addition to its historical significance, Sabarmati Ashram is a place of reflection, meditation, and inspiration, attracting visitors from around the world who come to pay homage to Gandhi's ideals of truth, non-violence, and social justice. The serene surroundings of the ashram, with its tranquil gardens and riverfront views, provide a peaceful retreat for visitors to connect with Gandhi's philosophy and contemplate the path to a better world.

Overall, Sabarmati Ashram stands as a symbol of India's struggle for freedom and Gandhi's enduring legacy as a champion of peace and social change. It continues to inspire generations of people to strive for truth, justice, and equality, making it a must-visit destination for anyone interested in India's history and Gandhian philosophy.

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