Mani Bhavan Gandhijis Headquarters in Mumbai
Mani Bhavan # 19, Laburnum Road in the Gamdevi Mumbai, was a point of attraction for Gandhiji’s political activities between the years 1917 and 1934.
Mani Bhavan History
The building was owned by Mani family and now by Revashankar Jagjeevan Jhaveri, Mani Family was Gandhiji’s friend and located in Mumbai during those years.
The great movements like Satyagraha, Non-Cooperation, Swadeshi, Khilafat and Khadi Gandhiji’s Museum & Library
The building has a library which hosts a statue of Mahatma Gandhi. On the first floor there is a big photo gallery which consists of photographs from his childhood to the end of his life. On the second floor lies the rooms where Gandhiji use to live in also the spinning wheels are present on the same floor, these spinning wheels are mounted in glass partition.
US President Barack Obama preferred to be there at the Mani Bhavan during his visit to India.In November 2010, Barack Obama was one of the top notches who visited the Mani Bhavan. His visit made Mani Bhavan to get international attention and also it increased the visitors here. Martin Luther King also visited Mani Bhavan in 1950s and since than it was Barack Obama who repeated this says the executive secretary of Mani Bhavan. 2 books “Women in Indian Society” “Mahatma – Golden Treasury of Wisdom” were gifted to President Obama along with two CDs – which had documentary on Mahatma Gandhi.