Gandhismrithi (Delhi)

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Gandhi Smriti formerly known as Birla House or Birla Bhavan, is a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, situated on Tees January Road, in New Delhi, India. It is thelocation where Mahatma Gandhi spent the last 144 days of his life and was assassinated on January 30, 1948. It was originally the house of the Indian business tycoons,the Birlas. It now houses the Eternal Gandhi Multimedia Museum established in 2005.

It was acquired by the Government of India in 1971 and opened for the public on August 15, 1973, renamed the Gandhi Smriti (or Gandhi Remembrance). The museum in thebuilding houses a number of articles associated with Gandhi's life and death. Visitors can tour the building and grounds, viewing the preserved room where Gandhi lived andthe place on the grounds where he was shot while holding his nightly public walk.

Gandhi Smriti stands in Bhavnagar city as the vital link of the life of the political leader and the city. The memorial, which houses a hoard of photographs of the Mahatma, stands by the clock tower in Crescent Circle.

Gandhi Smritistands in the center of Bhavnagar city as an institution that commemorates the life and meritorious service of the Father of the Nation. Established in 1955, the Gandhi Smriti has since then become one of the most frequented places in Bhavnagar.

Gandhi Smriti in Bhavnagar preserves a huge collection of books and other memorabilia used by Mahatma Gandhi. The repository also displays photographs that recreate the various events in the life of this great leader. Artifacts like religious carvings and betal cutters that are cultural representatives of Saurashtra are also found in Gandhi Smriti at Bhavnagar.

Other than the picture gallery and museum, Gandhi Smriti also houses a library and the Khadi Gramodyog Bhandar. An array of high quality local and traditional handicrafts and embroidered products are available at the Smriti. The tourists may collect the glittering artifacts as souvenirs of their visit to the city.

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