Dandikutir Museum

Dandi Kutir

About Dandikutir

About The Place: Dandi Kutir is India’s largest & only museum built on the life and teachings of one man - Mahatma Gandhi. It represents Gandhi’s powerful idea of people across lines of class, gender, age, and community asserting their common right to salt itself: A symbol to inspire a pluralistic society to march towards independence - Purna Swaraj.


Dandi Kutir Museum, Gandhinagar is kept open for the general public from January 2015 by Archaeology and Museum office under the Sports, Youth & Cultural Activities Department, Government of Gujarat.

This museum is specially designed based on the biography of Mahatma Gandhi-the initiator of Disobedience and Nonviolence movements for Independence of India. This museum is designed with sophisticated technologies combining audio-video, 3-D visuals, 360-degree shows and the display is used to showcase varied knowledge.


This is the only museum depicting biography of the Father of the Nation - Mahatma Gandhi using sophisticated technology in the world.

History

Dandi Kutir is the oldest and largest museum in India that is built around the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. It has been specially designed to portray the biography of the Father of the Nation. The use of audio-visual techniques has been employed to show the early life of Gandhiji. One can see how Bapu, from his birth on October 2, 1869, in Kathiawad, to his childhood, was a shy and remarkable student. The visuals also give a glimpse of Gandhiji's marriage to Kasturba and his youthful experiments. This museum is designed with sophisticated electronics technology in which audio, video and 3-D visual, 360-degree shows and displays are used to show varied knowledge. Dandi Kutir was set up with the aim of representing Gandhiji's powerful idea of people from all sections of the society, across the lines of gender, age and class, have a common right to salt. Referring to his legendary march to Dandi to make salt from the sea water, a practice that was prohibited by the British, the museum is indeed a must-visit on a trip to Gandhinagar. It was opened in January 2015 under the Sports, Youth & Cultural Activities Department, Government of Gujarat.


t was in protest towards such illogical taxes that 89 years ago on 12th March 1930 Mahatma Gandhi set out from Sabarmati Ashram with a handful of people to make salt from sea water on shores of coastal village Dandi. The twenty-four-day non-violent march that culminated on shores of Dandi on 6th April began as a small group of 78 and swelled into a wave as thousands joined in along the 240 miles of route till Dandi.


What Gandhi called ‘Satyagraha Yatra‘or the Salt March, the British termed as ‘Civil Disobedience‘. Gandhi’s act of breaking the salt laws to make salt in Dandi encouraged millions of people across the nation to join in the fight for independence and stand up against the atrocious laws imposed by British. The civil disobedience movement put the Indian struggle for freedom on world stage bolstering the efforts and wish for Purna Swarajya, a complete self-governed country.


The Salt March and principles of Satyagrah had immense influence over Martin Luther King and his fight for civil rights of African-Americans.


And with an aim to honour Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and his tireless contributions towards the freedom of the country, Gujarat government built a museum-monument that would be a fitting tribute to the extraordinary life of Mahatma and the legendary Dandi March at Gandhinagar aptly named Mahatma Mandir or Dandi Kutir.

How to Reach

By Road = Gandhinagar’s main bus stand, Pathik Ashram, is just 3 kms away. Also, Ahmedabad is just 30 kms away from the museum.


By Train = Gandhinagar railway station is well connected with other major cities.


By Air = Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel airport at Ahmedabad is the nearest airport with domestic & international connectivity.

Gallary

Photography by Shri C V Som


  • Address :

       Dandi Kutir, Mahatma Mandir Gandhinagar – 382015, Gujarat, India

  • Contact Number :

    079-32355793

  • Email Address :

       info@dandi-kutir.com

  • Visiting Timing :

       Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 am To 5:30 pm (Monday Closed)

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