The magnificent ambience of Kidzania combined with the unique style of providing education to kids left me completely surprised. After getting out of the educational park, we headed towards our next destination which is known as Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum. We knew that it stays open from 9:30 in the morning to 6:00 in the evening. On reaching the place, we could see that it was a two storied structure built with old fashion architecture.
It is located on a street known as Laburnum Road and acted as the residential place for Gandhij whenever he visited Mumbai from 1917 to 1934. The place has now been transformed into a research centre and a museum. On entering the museum, I came to know about the importance of Mumbai’s people in India’s freedom struggle. It is believed that Mahatma Gandhi knew about the potential of the cosmopolitan and patriotic citizens of the country.
The Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum is considered to be one of those few places in the country which has a close association with Mahatma Gandhi. The area in which the building is located is called Gamdevi and is extremely peaceful and serene. It also acted as the headquarters for Gandhi’s freedom struggle between 1917 and 1934. The Bhavan actually belonged to Gandhi’s friend named Shri Revashankar Jagjeevan Jhaveri. It is believed that Mahatma Gandhi had used this building for initiating the movement of Satyagraha against the famous Rowlatt Act.
He also propagated many noble causes such as Hindu Muslim unity, Khadi and Swadeshi from this very point. The building has also been dedicated for Mahatma Gandhi since the year 1955 for the vital activities he had initiated from here.
There is no doubt about the fact that the museum is home to a large number of elements, paintings and relics which clearly tell you about the difficult efforts that the great leader had to take in order to get India free. The building and the museum are actually very humble attempts to enable the visitors to have a glimpse into the world of Gandhi and his influential colleagues and fellow freedom fighters.