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GANDHI BHAVAN BANGALORE  

  Bengaluru , Karnataka.
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  • Monument and historical place
    Category
    Monument and historical place
  • duration
    Duration
    1 - 1.5 Hours
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    Mobile Voucher
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  • accepts donations
    Donation
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  • parking
    Parking
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  • audio guide
    Audio guide
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  • staircase
    Staircase
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  • baby friendly
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  • restroom
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    Sitting Area
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Description

Gandhi Bhavan, located on Kumara Krupa road, is a memorial to the life of Mahatma Gandhi and the venue for many public meetings on Gandhian values. Gandhi Smarak Nidhi, housed in the Gandhi Bhavan is an exclusive gallery exhibiting the entire life of Mahatma Gandhi. It displays a comprehensive picture gallery of Gandhiji’s life from early childhood to his last days. It also exhibits a collection of photostat copies of letters written by Gandhiji to various personalities, his wooden shoes, clay drinking bowls etc.

The main aim of Gandhi Bhavan in Bangalore was to propagate Gandhian philosophies and ideals among the people of the state, especially among the youth. This building houses an excellent collection of rare photographs and letters of the Mahatma. Pictures of Gandhi's childhood to the last day of his life are displayed here. This is presently used as a venue for sessions, meetings and seminars based on the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi. Every year on 2nd October special programs are held to pay tribute to Gandhi, the great Indian Independence activist.

Lectures and Seminars:
Lectures, Seminars, and Conference are organized as regular programmes in joint collaboration of GPF and KGSN. The Gandhi Bhavan building is now extended to house khadi and village industries institution under an agreement with the Karnataka khadi gramodyoga Samyukta sangha (Federation) and with the cooperation of the khadi and V.I. Commission Activities at Gandhi Bhavan. In addition, Gandhian literature is made available to school and colleges in rural areas during the meeting of the Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi and GPF  insuch rural areas  It is proposed to bring the message Gandhi and Vinoba to school children by instituting an essay/debate competition in school and colleges. The committee meeting are held frequently all over the state. The schools and colleges in the neighborhood are visited and Gandhian thinking is introduced to the children.

  • Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Library: The integral departments of the Karnataka Gandhi smaraka Nidhi at Gandhi Bhavan are Mahatma Gandhiji Memorial Library with over 10,000 books of Gandhi and Sarvodaya Literature in Kannada, English, and Hindi. This is biggest reference library in the state for Gandhian thought.
  • Publications Section:  (Gandhiyana Publishing House) Publication section which was instituted in 1956 and which has published over 50 titles in Kannada most of them being edited and translated writings of Gandhiji himself. Reprints of popular titles like an autobiography, Geeta according to Gandhi, Basic Education. Hind Swaraj, Guide to health are constantly being brought out. New titles are also being added. Recently Kannada edition of selected works of Mahatma Gandhi published by Navajivan Trust Ahmedabad was added to our publications. Currently, monthly journal GANDHIYANA in Kannada is in circulation.
  • Unit for Audio Visual Education: Unit for audio-visual education and examination on the life and message of Mahatma Gandhi for schools and the public, video cassettes and records are available for students & Public.   
  • Vallabh Niketan: One of the six ashrams of Acharya Vinoba Bhave, running an orphanage, an old-age home Karnataka Sarvodaya Mandal and other constructive programs. It is managed by Vishwaneedam Trust.

Operational Hours

January to December
Monday 10:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Tuesday 10:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Wednesday 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Thursday 10:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Friday 10:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Saturday 10:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Sunday Closed
Last Admission 05:00 Pm

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Things Not Allowed

  • no alcohol
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  • no outside food
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  • no weapons
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  • no pets
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  • no smoking
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  • shopping mall
    Shopping Mall
    1.5 KM
  • metro
    Metro
    2.0 KM
  • bus stop
    Bus Stop
    0.1 KM
  • train
    Train
    2.2 KM

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