Mani Bhavan Mahatma Gandhi museum - DOT-Maharashtra Tourism
Mani Bhavan Mahatma Gandhi museum
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalaya is in Mumbai City, the financial capital of India. It is a museum and historical building solely dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, known as the Father of the Nation.
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Mani Bhavan is the place blessed with the holy presence of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation India. The real name of Mahatma Gandhi was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi lived in Mani Bhavan for a considerable time, hence Mani Bhavan has achieved a prominent place in the history of India, especially in the Gandhian Era of Indian Freedom Struggle. Mani Bhavan is a witness to many historical events.
Mani Bhavan belonged to Shri Revashankar Jagjeevan Jhaveri was a strong devotee of Mahatma Gandhi. Shri Jhaveri stood as an affectionate host for Gandhiji during his stay in Mumbai and now this house is being recognised as Gandhi Memorial. Mani Bhavan is a two-storied building that remained at the centre of Gandhian activities during the time of the Indian Freedom Fight.
During his stay in Mani Bhavan (1917-1934), Gandhiji came forward as the powerful leader in the Indian Freedom Fight, and he started with Satyagraha which was his strong weapon. Hence, this place became the centre of Gandhian activities during Gandhi's stay here. This time was even noticed as it saw Gandhiji’s health which was not in good condition. Mahatma Gandhi got his initial lessons of carding cotton from a person who used to go through Mani Bhavan.
In the year 1919, Gandhiji launched the Satyagraha movement from Mani Bhavan against the Rowlatt Act. Gandhiji started his historic weekly bulletin named “Satyagrahi’ on 7th April 1919 from Mani Bhavan only. Gandhiji was in opposition to the Indian Press Act and for the said purpose he started ‘Satyagrahi’. Gandhiji commenced his historic fast at Mani Bhavan on 19th November 1921 to restore the peace in the city of Bombay.
The Congress Working Committee held a meeting at Mani Bhavan on June 9, 1931. After the return of Gandhiji from the Round Table Conference, he had a discussion with the Congress Working Committee in Mani Bhavan about the situation. This was the time when Gandhiji decided to commence Civil Disobedience Movement on 31st December 1931. However, he was arrested from his tent on the terrace of Mani Bhavan on the morning of 4th January 1932. The Congress Working Committee held its adjourned meeting at Mani Bhavan on June 17 and 18, 1934.
Mani Bhavan stands as a source of inspiration for freedom and peace lovers across the world.
The museum is located primarily in the locality of Gamdevi, in the city of Mumbai.
The prominent weather in the region is rainfall, the Konkan belt experiences High Rainfall (ranges around 2500 mm to 4500 mm), and the climate remains Humid and warm. The temperature reaches up to 30 degrees Celsius during this season.
Summers are hot and humid, and the temperature touches 40 degrees Celsius.
Winters in the region have a comparatively milder climate (around 28 degrees Celsius), and the weather remains Cool and Dry.
Things to do
One can visit the library in the building which houses the collection of about 40000 books. On the first floor, one can visit the auditorium where certain films and documentaries related to Mahatma Gandhi are shown. The 2nd floor has a room where Mahatma Gandhi lived which is preserved for exhibition.
Nearest tourist places
● Haji Ali Dargah (2.5 KM)
● Walkeshwar Temple (3.9 KM)
● Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (5 KM)
● Gateway of India (5.5 KM)
● Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum (6.1 KM)
● Worli Fort (8.3 KM)
● Bandra Fort (14.2 KM)
Special food speciality and hotel
Maharashtrian Cuisine can be found in nearby restaurants
Accommodation facilities nearby & Hotel/ Hospital/Post Office/Police station
There are various places of accommodation available here.
Malabar Hills Police Station (2.3 KM)
Bhatia Hospital (1.6 KM)
Visiting Rule and Time, Best month to visit
It opens at 9:30 A.M. and closes at 6:30 P.M.
Language spoken in area
English, Hindi, Marathi .