Mani Bhavan, located in Mumbai (Maharashtra State) is one of the most important Gandhi Memorial Museumís in the country. Being, at one time the residence of the Father of the Nation, it is now a source of inspiration for freedom and peace loving men and women from all over the world.
The main attractions : Mani Bhavan is considered as a Research Institute in Gandhian thought and Rural Development for post-graduate students.
The library on the ground floor houses about 50,000 books by and on Gandhi and related subjects, in the reference and lending sections.
On the first floor is the auditorium where films on Gandhiji are shown form time to time and recordings of his speeches are played on request. There is space for holding meetings, seminars, discussions and various competitions for school and college students arranged by the Gandhi Study Circle.
A room on the second floor, which used to be Gandhijiís living room and working space, has been preserved as far as possible in its original setting.
Adjoining this room is another room housing an exhibition depicting Gandhijiís life and his struggle for Indiaís freedom with the help of mini figures, in 28 tableaux, which have been made and arranged by Smt. Sushila Gokhale-Patel.
The rooms on either side of the exhibition in mini figures have been turned into picture galleries, which give glimpses of Gandhiji in Mani Bhavan and important events in his life.
At the sales counter near the entrance hall, are sold Gandhi Postage Stamps, Photographs, Gandhian Literature, Statues, Medallions, etc.
When to visit:
Mani Bhavan is open on all days from 9.30 am to 6.00 pm.
How to get there:
Mumbai being the industrial capital of India is well connected with the rest of the country by rail and air. For local transport buses and taxis are easily available.
Best Time to visit:
October to March
Address: Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalaya,
19 Laburnum Road, Gamdevi, Mumbai 400 007,
Telephone: +91-22-2380 5864
Fax: +91-22-2380 6239
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