Mani Bhavan, Mumbai

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  • Where Gandi Lived & Worked
    Where Gandi Lived & Worked
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    Gandhi

    by pollon Written Mar 2, 2005

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    Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalaya is the two floors building of Gandhi’s friend, Shri Revashankar Jhaveri, where Gandhi, between 1917 to 1934, was hosted whenever he was in Mumbai.

    Soon after the entrance a large library containing books on and by the Mahatma.
    On the first floor an exhibition of Gandhi's writings, statements, documents, papers, activities while on the second floor Gandhi's room preserved as the Mahatma set it.

    No entrance fee is compulsory but you are invited to buy something to sustain the Association which runs this house-museum and promotes communal harmony & peace or you can simply leave an offer.

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    Mani Bhavan

    by PierreZA Updated Feb 15, 2008

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    Statue of Gandhi in Mumbai

    The home of Gandhi, when he stayed in Mumbai.
    It is now a museum dedicated to his life.
    Not very spectacular, but worth a visit.
    I did find the pictures of his stay in South Africa very interesting.
    Admission is free
    Times 10h00 - 18h00

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    Mani Bhavan(Ghandi Sangaralaya)- Gandhiji house

    by radz Written Jan 29, 2004

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    ManiBhavan,Gandhiji room.


    Mumbai must be lucky to have Mani Bhavan.Its place where Gandhiji used to
    stay there from 1917-1934. Its one of the important Gandhi Memorial Museums in the country and it acts as research institute in Ghandhian thought&Rural Development by the Mumbai Unversity.Ground floor ,they have liabrary,more than 50,000 books for reference &lending section.

    The pic you see is,where Ganddhiji living room at second floor ,they are trying to
    preserve as far as possible,visiters can see thro glass.
    First floor can see Picture Gallery,displaying from Ganddji life,all orignal pics.
    From his childhood to later years.
    There is one room, min figures showing important event in Gandhiji life,
    it must be more than 28 tableaux ,with good lighting arrangement.Interesting to see small figures.

    Have a look of few pic at my travalogue.
    I thought there wont be any crowd here,i find many foreigners,with guide.
    It was really nice to see people, interested to know about Gandhiji.
    Inside ground floor,near entrance they have sales counter,can buy Postage stamps,Statues etc

    Working hours,9.30am to 6pm on all days open.

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    Mani Bhavan - Gandhi House

    by Donna_in_India Updated Mar 3, 2012

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    Where Gandi Lived & Worked

    Mani Bhavan is such an interesting museum. The building itself is a very pretty two-storied building tucked away on a quiet side street. Whenever Gandhi was in Mumbai -between 1917 and 1934 -Mani Bhavan was his headquarters. It was from here that Gandhi initiated several important movements that included Civil Disobedience (that led to the end of the British rule), Satyagraha (nonviolent protest), Swadeshi, Khadi and Khilafat movements.

    On the second floor you will see the room where Gandi worked. It has been well preserved in its original setting. The terrace where Gandhi slept and held prayers has a bronze plaque that marks the spot where Gandhi was arrested in 1932.

    The amazing library holds 50,000 books, many by or about Gandhi. The picture gallery has various photos of Gandhi and letters written by him.

    My favorite exhibit at the museum were the dioramas that depict various important events in Gandhi's life through mini figures in almost 30 settings. Very well done!

    I am sure that no matter how much you know about Gandhi, you will find something that you did not know when you visit Mani Bhavan.

    The museum is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. No entrance fee but donations are welcome.

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    Mani Bhavan

    by Skibbe Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Front of the building

    This is the home where Gandhi stayed while in this city between 1917 and 1934. It has some interesting displays, especially the mini figures, but a lot of remodeling was going on when I was there and that definitely took away from the experience.

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    Mani Bhavan

    by keeweechic Written May 5, 2006

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    This is a museum in honour of Mahatma Gandhi who visited and stayed in this house between 1917 and 1934. The house itself is a two storied building which belonged to a friend of Gandhi, Shri Revashanka Jhaveri and it was here that important movements of the struggle and freedom of India were witnessed.

    Open daily from 9.30 am to 6 pm

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    Mani Bhavan - Flags

    by Willettsworld Written Dec 16, 2007

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    I found this quite interesting. I think this poster was on a set of stairs and it outlines the different designs of Indian flag over the years. It starts with the Flag of Calcutta from 1906, then the Flag of the Home Rule Movement from 1917, a design unofficially adopted in 1921, a proposed saffron flag with the brown chakra in 1931 and lastly the flag adopted by the Indian National Congress in 1931.

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    Mani Bhavan (Ghandi Museum)

    by MikeAtSea Updated Jul 10, 2009

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    The home where Gandhi lived from 1917-1934 is one of the most important Gandhi Memorial Museums in the country. It also serves as a research institute for the Mumbai University. The ground floor features an extensive library, while rooms upstairs are dedicated to important events in Gandhi’s life with exhibits ranging from childhood to later years.
    For me this museum offers a great historical input as Ghandi lived for many years in my home province KwaZulu Natal as his struggle to liberate Indians started right at home.

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    by mili_143 Written Mar 1, 2007

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    This is the place where Great gandhiji stayed and worked.It is a residence of Father of Nation. On ground floor there is a library in which there are more than 20000 books regarding ganhiji's life and thoughs. Adjoining room is the exhibition depiciting the Gandhiji's life through mini figures. There is an auditorium as well as the room of Gandhiji where he stayed and worked which is preserved in its original setting.

    I think this is one of most important thing to do when you are in mumbai to see the great gandhiji's place who gave freedom to India.

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    Mani Bhavan

    by Willettsworld Written Dec 16, 2007

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    The Mani Bhavan is the building where Mahatma Ghandi stayed during his visits to Bombay between 1917 and 1934 and is, today, open as a museum. Gandhi took his first lessons in carding from a carder who used to pass by here everyday in 1917. He also learnt spinning here and there are a few spinning wheels in his living room which has been preserved. Gandhi launched the Satyagraha against the Rowlatt Act from here in March 1919 as well as his civil disobedience compaign in 1932. The house features a library with more than 50,000 reference books as well as some written by and on Gandhi. There is also a picture gallery which gives glimpses of Gandhi at Mani Bhavan and the important events in his life. It also displays letters, article and documents written by and about Gandhi.

    Open: 9.30am-6pm everyday. Admission: Free.

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    Mani Bhavan

    by ashishashar Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Located on leafy Laburnum Road, a quiet lane named after its shady trees, Mani Bhavan is the old Mumbai residence of Mahatma Gandhi. It's a pretty, two-storied structure that now houses a reference library with over 2000 books, a photo exhibition of the Mahatma's life, and well preserved memorabilia, including an old charkha or spinning wheel that Gandhiji used to use. Today, its only a symbolic exhibit that lies unused, but many old Gandhians still visit the place to pay homage to their hero and demonstrate the noble art of spinning your own yarn!

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    "Mani Bhavan"

    by ni3sgalave Written Nov 30, 2009
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    Located on leafy Laburnum Road, a quiet lane named after its shady trees, Mani Bhavan is the old Mumbai residence of Mahatma Gandhi. It's a pretty, two-storied structure that now houses a reference library with over 2000 books, a photo exhibition of the Mahatma's life, and well preserved memorabilia, including an old charkha or spinning wheel that Gandhiji used to use.
    Today, its only a symbolic exhibit that lies unused, but many old Gandhians still visit the place to pay homage to their hero and demonstrate the noble art of spinning your own yarn !!!!

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    Mani Bhavan - models

    by Willettsworld Written Dec 16, 2007
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    On the top floor, if memory serves me correctly, are a series of models depecting important events in Ganhdi's life. They include the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar in 1919, the Salt Satyagraha in 1930, the Quit India campaign in 1932 and his assassination and cremation in 1948.

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    Gandhi's Room

    by keeweechic Written May 5, 2006

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    On the second floor of Mani Bhavan is the room which used to be the living room. It was Gandhi’s working place and has been preserved as much as possible as it looked back then when he used it.

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