The entrance of Gandhi’s Ashram at Sabarmati
“Lord of humility, dwelling in the little pariah hut, help us to search for Thee throughout that fair land watered by Ganges, Brahmaputra and Jumna. Give us receptiveness, give us open- heartedness, give us Thy humility, give us the ability and willingness to identify ourselves with the masses of India. O God, who does help only when man feels utterly humble, grant that we may not be isolated from the people we would serve as servants and friends. Let us be embodiments of self-sacrifice, embodiments of godliness, humility personified, that we may know the land better and love it more.”
The land gift movement, also known as the Bhoodan movement, was a voluntary land reform movement in India started by Acharya Vinoba Bhave in 1951. It started at Pochampally village now known as Bhoodhan Pochampally. The mission of the movement was to persuade wealthy landowners to voluntarily give a percentage of their land to lower castes
Walking outback at the Ashram.
I took a picture of his room through an open peep box on the door. Didn’t come out to bad! – here you will see the spinning wheel he would use (it is a replica). “Gandhi’s use of the spinning wheel was one of the most significant unifying elements of the nationalist movement in India. Spinning was seen as an economic and political activity that could bring together the diverse population of South Asia, and allow the formerly elite nationalist movement to connect to the broader Indian population.”
A beautiful view of the Sabarmati River. It is actually one of the sacred rivers in India, that flows right behind the Ashram. ” The Sabarmati River is one of the major West flowing river of Gujarat which originates from Dhebar lake in Aravalli Range of the Udaipur District of Rajasthan“
More beautiful kids at the Ashram! They seemed so happy and full of life while we were there. They also wanted us to take pictures of them!
To learn more about the Gandhi Ashram at Sabarmati, visit the site at http://www.gandhiashram.org.
Here are some quotes highlighted while at the museum