Gandhi Teerth, Jalgaon
Gandhi Teerth, Jalgaon
‘Gandhi Teerth’, is an international centre for Gandhian study, research and dialogue, initiated and promoted by Gandhi Research Foundation. Its core objective is to preserve and promote for posterity the Gandhian ideology and legacy.
Gandhi Teerth is a magnificent 65,000 sq. ft. sustainable structure located at Jain Hills, Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India. The premise is beautifully landscaped with sprawling lawns and is adjoined by mango orchards with mounded sit-outs and serene walk-ways. The entire green complex nestles between 300 acres of lush, afforested hilly terrain, and is noise-free and pollution-free. Residential facilities for researchers and guests are housed within the complex.
The edifice is built under green norms to last for many centuries.
Gandhi Teerth comprises the following facilities:
‘Khoj Gandhiji Ki’ museum: A thematic, state-of-art, interactive multimedia museum conceived and commissioned to disseminate Gandhiji’s life-lessons and ideology, as also the saga of Indian independence movement.
GIRI (Gandhi International Research Institute): The academic arm of GRF which will award diplomas, degrees and facilitate research in Gandhian studies.
GRF Think Tank : A consortium of scholars who will deliberate on contemporary issues. It can independently study and opine on public policy matters such as peace, ahimsa etc.
Gandhiana : Collection, classification, indexing and synopsizing of publications by and on Gandhiji.
Gandhi Archives : Preservation of archival publications related to Gandhiji and the Indian Freedom Struggle.
Gandhinomics : Rural Development/Outreach Programmes based on Gandhian ideology.
GRF has so far collected from authentic sources 7140 books, 4368 periodicals (Harijan, Navjeevan, Young India etc.), 4019 captioned photographs, 75 films, 150 audio recordings of Gandhiji’s speeches, and 114 philately stamps.
Silent features of Gandhi Teerth
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (Tue-Sun)
How to reach: The Museum is located at Jalgaon, Maharashtra which is well connected by road and rail to the rest of India. The nearest domestic airport is Aurangabad (160 kms/99 miles). Nearest international airport is Mumbai. Road distance between Mumbai and Jalgaon is approx. 415 kms/257 miles.
For more information, kindly contact:
Gandhi Research Foundation