At the northern end of Ashram Road, set
beside sublime gardens, Gandhiji's Sabarmati Ashram displays the Mahatma's
letters and possessions, along with a powerful collection of photographs
of his years of fighting for freedom. It was here that Gandhi lived in
humble apartments from 1917 until 1930 and held meetings with weavers and
Harijans as he helped them find security and re-establish the manual
textile industry in Ahmedabad
The Ashram was a human laboratory where Gandhi could test his moral and spiritual hypotheses. It was a family not linked by blood or property, but by an allegiance to common ideals. These main objectives of Sabarmati were as follows:
education, truth (non-violence and love), celibacy, control of the palate (no liquor or meat), no stealing, non-possession (simple, living high thinking), use of home-made articles, conquer of fear, and the eradication of untouchability.
In keeping with the man's uncluttered lifestyle, the collection of his personal property is modest but poignant - wooden shoes, white seamless clothes and a pair of round spectacles.
KNOW ABOUT MAHATMA'S LIFE
A sound and light show telling his life in English language runs three days a week, with each show lasting 65 minutes. Tickets are sold at the door. Many people come here simply to sit and meditate.