"Oh God! Let me die when one of my hands is on the handle of the spinning wheel and the other is holding a silver!"
pray like this?
Who else could it be?
the spinning wheel.
his vow to spin daily without fail. Even though he was very busy, he would never
avoid spinning yarn.
his spinning wheel with him even while traveling. He would start spinning as
soon as he had spare time. He used to insist on spinning during illness also.
also take his dearest spinning wheel with him whenever he had to go to jail.
was in Yerawada jail he used to spin on a two wheeled spinning wheel. He thought
a lot while spinning and created a 'small and delicate', 'sleek and sweet'
Yerawada spinning wheel.
called the wheel a 'Kamdhenu' - a cow that could fulfill our every wish!
so because spinning yarn could offer clothes to crores of countrymen, as well as
food to the hungry. Gandhiji called it a Kamdhenu because he believed that it
could even help our countrymen get independence. The sound of the wheel felt
like sweet music to him.
our countrymen remained hungry even after hard labour. How can we feel one with
them? We should also do some hard work. So Gandhiji preached that each one of us
should spin yarn for half an hour everyday so as to feel one with them.
had the spinning wheel sketched on our tri-color flag. He announced that the
nation, which cared for the millions of its poor countrymen, was a truly