DANDI KUTIR

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the Dandi Kutir museum at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat on the occasion of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. 

Dandi Kutir is a state-of-the-art three-storey museum, based upon the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi.



The 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, which was held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

13th edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is the marking of 100th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi return to India from South Africa.

Some  facts about Dandi Kutir museum:

  • Dandi Kutir is the biggest permanent museum in the world based on life and works of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • It traces the life and times of Mahatma Gandhi through various faces as barrister, his struggles in South Africa, return to India and successfully leading the freedom struggle.
  • Each and every aspect of Gandhi’s life is portrayed in the form of sculptures in the ‘salt-mound’ at Mahatma Mandir.
  • Dandi Kutir is located inside a 41-metre high salt-mound. This salt-mound depicts Gandhiji’s famous Dandi march of 1930 against the salt tax provisions imposed by the British regime.
  • Through number of exhibits that are displayed in museum, key concepts of Gandhian thoughts like Satyagraha, non-violence, self-reliance, Gram Swaraj are elaborately and perfectly explained.
  • This museum also showcases 3D short film and also an audio-visual presentation of milestone incidents of the Indian Independence Movement.

Dandi Kutir is divided into 3 Floors:

1st Floor: With the help of models, it showcases the childhood memories, the things used by Mahatma Gandhi.

2nd Floor: A short film depicting the journey of Mahatma Gandhi to South Africa and return to India.

3rd Floor: Here it showcases 3D short film and also an audio-visual presentation of milestone incidents of the Indian Independence Movement.








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