Trip down memory lane at Mani Bhavan

This is my new series wherein I want to talk about few places in Mumbai very close to my heart. Being a local, I thought of giving my take on my city. You could be from Mumbai or not from Mumbai, I am sure you will enjoy this series.

Once you are at Gamdevi area in Grant Road, and you enter this quiet little lane called Lamburnum Road. Tucked between old residential buildings, you will notice Mani Bhavan. This place has witnessed Gandhiji living there are making some of his important political decisions for India’s freedom and its people. The gate of Mani Bhavan has a charkha.

There are old oak and banyan trees that have been witness to the historical moments of Gandhiji. This bunglow, which was originally owned by¬†Revashankar Jagjeevan Jhaveri, who was also Gandhiji’s dear friend, would often host Gandhiji in Mumbai. The bunglow was gifted to Gandhiji for freedom work. Post Gandhiji’s life, this bunglow has become a memorabilia of Gandhiji’s life and work at Mani Bhavan.

A tour to Mani Bhavan retold the stories from my history text book that I had read as a child.

Virtual tour:

Entrance of Mani Bhavan

Big manequin

 

Library with books which were actually held and read by Gandhiji during his stay. Isn’t that a rare sight!

Photos of Gandhiji

His room where he spun cotton on charkha and wrote and thought

My friends getting all curios about the Indian history

In the balcony where he would have stood thinking!

 

 

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