Saturday, May 31, 2014

Birla House - Gandhi's Last Home

One of our first stops in India was a visit to Birla House or Gandhi Smriti as it is called.  It is the place where Gandhi spent his last days and it is the place where he died.  It's so interesting to me that I went to see India but so much of what I saw while in India inspired self-reflection and it began with the visit to Birla House. Gandhi did more than change India, he inspired social reform in many countries, including the United States.

Gandhi's work space, loom and writing desk

His bed

You cannot walk on this path. These footprints mark the path Gandhi took to the garden for prayer

Gandhi's spinning wheel. He spooled the thread for his garments

Inkwell and note the hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil monkeys

Time stopped on his pocket watch at the hour of his death

This photo was taken shortly before he was killed

Gandhi's daily path to the garden for prayer

The place where Gandhi was gunned down.


  1. beautiful, you took the trip only others can dream of!

  2. Thank you for sharing more of your trip. It's wonderful to be an arm chair traveler on this amazing trip.

  3. I just found your blog via Maggie! After I read this incredible post I had to scroll back to read more of your adventure to India. Now this is a Bucket wish come true! Amazing. And so well written. I look forward to following your blog, Jojo!


  4. He also inspired a peaceful feeling, very inspiring.