, located at # 19, Laburnum Road in the Gamdevi precinct of downtown Mumbai
, acted as the focal point of Gandhi
's political activities in Mumbai between 1917 and 1934.
The mansion belonged to Revashankar Jagjeevan Jhaveri
and the Mani family prior to that, Gandhi's friend and host in Mumbai during this period.
It was from Mani Bhavan that Gandhi initiated the Non-Cooperation
movements. In 1955, the building was taken over by the Gandhi Smarak Nidhi
in order to maintain it as a memorial to Gandhi, to his frequent stays, and to the political activities he initiated from there.The two-storeyed structure standing on the Laburnum Road is the city's pride. The building, which is about 40 minutes drive from Taj hotel, was Gandhi's Mumbai headquarters for about 17 years - from 1917-1934.Gandhi's association with the charkha
for Spinning Wheel) began in 1917, while he was staying at Mani Bhavan.Mani Bhavan is also closely associated with Gandhi's involvement in the Home Rule Movement
, as well as his decision to abstain from drinking cow's milk in order to protest the cruel and inhuman practice of phookan
meted out to milch cattle common during that period.
Gandhi's Museum & Library
Once you enter the place, there is a library with statue of the Mahatma where people offer their tributes. Then a staircase dotted with Gandhi's pictures depicting his life leads visitors to the first floor which has... Read More