Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Gandhi Museum Madurai India


Gandhi Museum, established in 1959, is a memorial museum for Gandhi located in the city of Madurai in Tamilnadu, India. Known as Gandhi Museum, it is now one of the five Gandhi Sanghralayas (Gandhi Museums) in the country. It includes a part of the blood-stained garment worn by Gandhi when he was assassinated by Nathuram Godse.
Years after the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948 an appeal was made to the citizens of India nationwide to build a memorials for Gandhi. By the help of contributions of poor and rich citizens of India, a trust was established with the name Mahatma Gandhi National Memorial Trust, for this cause. This museum was inaugurated by the former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on 15 April 1959. Gandhi Memorial Museum in Madurai comes under the Peace Museums Worldwide selected by United Nations Organisation(UNO). The palace of Rani Mangammal has been renovated and converted into the museum.

COLLECTIONS IN MUSEUM : A Original letter written personally by Gandhi to Narayanan Sathsangi of Devakottai. A congratulatory message sent by Gandhi to freedom fighter and poet Subramania Bharati is also preserved in this museum. Yet another interesting letter is the one, written by the Mahatma to Adolf Hitler addressing him as Dear Friend.

Gandhi Museum Madurai India