Saturday, November 28, 2015

National Gandhi Museum

Visited Gandhi Museum after spending some time near Bapu's samadhi.
National Gandhi Museum is worth visiting, for you find a greater collection of original photographs, journals, audio-visual materials, art pieces, other memorablia connected to Gandhiji, Kasturba and Indian Freedom Struggle.

                                                       Sculpture depicting Dandi March

This is a 6 m tall statue in cement concrete of Mahatma Gandhi based on Nandalal Bose's well know 'motif' in Lino-cut prepared in March 1930 to commemorate the event of Gandhiji leading the historic Dandi March on March 1930 with 78 selected followers from Satyagraha Ashram in Ahmedabad.
He walked for 24 days over 241 miles and broke the Salt Law on 6 April, 1930, on the Dandi sea coast while the whole country and the world watched Salt Satyagraha was the most successful 
example of Non-Violent Civil Disobedience.

Martyrdom gallery has:
  • blood stained dhoti and shawl and the watch worn by Bapu when he was assassinated
  • one of the three bullets which killed him, 
  • urns in which his ashes were carried for immersion into various rivers, the wooden frame in which the main urn was taken to Prayag and the cloth bag in which the ashes were kept for being carried to Prayag and Rameshwaram.

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