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Death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi (Travel Story 2)

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.

 

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Tracing Gandhi’s last steps in this world

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On the way to his prayers

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Accompanied by his grand neices

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The place of Gandhi’s martyrdom

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last few minutes..

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“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.

 

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A view from his room to the garden

 

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Worldly  remains of Gandhi

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Mahatma’s bed  without sheets (currently it is covered with a sheet  and a cushion)

 

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A little space where he met his visitors (Birla’s house)

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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”

 

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Gandhis’ walking stick and his footwear

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Gandhi, a living truth by Rabindranath Tagore

 

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Eventually Everything Connects (WPC: Connected)

Eventually everything connects – people, ideas, objects.

The quality of the connections is the quality per se.
-Charles Eames –

Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the quality per se. -Charles Eames - (credit : brainy Quotes)

Eventually everything connects including the tiny beads to make beautiful neck laces (Stree- Stall at Fort Cochin , Kerala, India)

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Street vendor with her beads at Fort Cochin, Kerala, India

The above entry is in response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Connected.”

Fresh Flower Garlands (WPC : Fresh)

Brightly coloured fresh flower garlands take an important place in Hindu Culture. whether  a happy or sad occasion, flowers take the central role in the ritual. At temples  or at  weddings, vibrant fresh flower garlands looks magnificent . In my ” Travel – Trails”  I have clicked this flower stall  at Pondicherry  (Puducheri) town in  South India.

Fresh Flower Garlands at Pondicherry, India

Vibrant colour Garlands at a flower stall at Pondicherry, India

Fresh flower stall at Pondicherry, India

Behind the stall  busy hands are engaged in  making  fresh garlands ( Pondicherry, India Feb2015)

 

This post is in response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Fresh.”