Gandhi Bhavan is situated on Kumarakrupa Road, Bangalore. The Khadi Bhavan stands close to the building. Tourists to Bangalore may contact the following address to know more about the building, which gives the visitors an insight into the life and works of the great Mahatma Gandhi.
About Gandhi Bhavan :
Gandhi Bhavan, Bangalore is one of the major places of interest in Bangalore. The Bhavan was started by Dr. Rajendra Prasad as a Gandhi Smarak Nidhi to carry forward the teachings and philosophies of Mahatma Gandhi, the ‘Father of the Nation’. The 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 in the Gandhi Bhavan. The Gandhi Bhavan of Bangalore 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 based on the life of Bapu to pay tribute to the great Indian Independence activist.
Activities of Gandhi Bhavan :
The Gandhi Bhavan has a publishing wing, which publishes various articles on the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi. The building also houses a library, which has a rich collection of books penned by different authors. Various activities are also conducted by the Gandhi Bhavan. They are:
- Sells various books and literatures, which are related to the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi
- Organizes seminars, lectures and sessions on the life, ideals and philosophies of Mahatma Gandhi
- The Gandhi Bhavan also conducts examinations in Kannada language for high school students
The Other Institutions Housed by Gandhi Bhavan in Bangalore:
– Harijan Sewak Sangh
– Gandhi Peace Foundation
– Gandhi Picture Museum
– Gandhi and National Literature Library
While the publication wing at the Gandhi Bhavan, Bangalore prints and publishes various articles and literature on the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, the rich library serves as the ultimate source of information for those who intend to research on Gandhiji’s life, his values and teachings.
The Gandhi Bhavan is open from 10.30 am to 3 pm. The Bhavan is closed on Sundays and on general holidays. However from 1.30 pm to 3 pm is the lunch hour.
10.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Lunch Break is from 1.30 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.
Remains closed on Sundays/General Holidays.