Gujarat Birthplace of Gandhi

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Birthplace of Gandhi and home to to the Mahatma for much of his formative years, Gujarat is also the location of the famous Salt March protest that changed both India and the world.  In this short video we visit the fascinating old city, Gandhi’s ashram and the calico museum.

[Editor’s note: Special thanks to Mahatma Gandhi great-great granddaughter Kasturi Gandhi for recommending this article and locating the video]

Gujarat birthplace of Gandhi is the home for the India independence movement as well. The old city of Ahmedabad still retains in its old city a fascinating architectural charm. A visit to Gujarat’s largest city Ahmadabad is an opportunity to encounter Gandhi’s ashram outside the city as well as take an evening walk into the ancient city to discover how much has changed and also how little. The sounds and smells are little changed from a century ago.

Gujarat is a remarkable coastal state rich in crafts, history and natural beauty. Punctuating the skyline with chimneys of sophisticated textiles mills, Gujarat is one of India’s most industrialized states in western India. Gujarat state is bounded by the Arabian Sea in the West, by the States of Rajasthan in the North and North-East, by Madhya Pradesh in the East and by Maharashtra in the South and South East. This State has an international boundary with the Pakistan at the north-western fringe.

Gujarat’s Chief Minister Narendra Modi has often iterated that “Gujarat has Mahatma Gandhi.” And indeed its true, Gujarat is proud to be the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi, India’s Father of Nation. Today the state has conserved Mahatma with museums, statues, ashrams and much more.

One who wishes to learn more about the life and birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi should visit Gujarat. This is the place where he was born and started movements that forced British’s out and gave India independence. Today this legendary person known for his peaceful message is a world icon who has inspired leaders like US President Barack Obama.

For more on Gujarat visit Wikipedia/Gujarat

Sources for this article –

Gujarat Voice

Easy Destination India


lynnea2 The BoardLynnea Bylund is managing director of Gandhi Legacy Tours, Director of Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute, founder of Catalyst House and has nearly three decades of experience in administration, marketing and business development. She was a nationally recognized spokeswoman for the emerging alternative video and information delivery industries. She has a degree in holistic health-nutrition from the legendary and controversial health educator and activist Dr. Kurt Donsbach, she is the founder of two not-for-profit small business-based wireless trade associations and has lobbied on Capitol Hill and at the FCC where she has spoken out strongly against the cable TV monopoly, illegal spectrum warehousing and ill-conceived congressional schemes to auction our nation’s precious airwaves to the highest bidder.

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