Today is the 68th death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi the Father of the Nation of India. Mahatma means the great soul (maha – athma). Gandhi was assassinated at the former Birla house in New Delhi on the 30th of January 1948. The non- violence advocate was met by his assassin Nathuram Godse a Hindu nationalist while he was walking with his grand nieces to a prayer in the garden. Gandhi was aged 79 (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948)
Former Birla house is now known as Gandhi Smirti which serves as a museum for the great soul as he has spent his last days in that house. Last January our family had the opportunity to visit the former Birla house and would like to share some photos on Mahatma Gandhi’s 68th Death anniversary.
Tracing Gandhi’s last steps in this world
On the way to his prayers
Accompanied by his grand neices
The place of Gandhi’s martyrdom
last few minutes..
“Hey Ram” was the last words uttered by the Great Soul.
Mahatma Gandhi stayed in a room at the back of the Birla’s house. It was a simple room with his only few possessions as described in the images.
A view from his room to the garden
Worldly remains of Gandhi
Mahatma’s bed without sheets (currently it is covered with a sheet and a cushion)
A little space where he met his visitors (Birla’s house)
Spinning wheel and a desk to use his mighty pen. Three favourite monkeys are also in the image ” See no evil, hear noevil speak no evil”
Gandhis’ walking stick and his footwear
Gandhi, a living truth by Rabindranath Tagore