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Gandhi Sangrahalaya, Patna

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The Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya is a museum and public service institution, showcasing the life and principles of Mahatma Gandhi, and his role in Bihar during the independence struggle of India. It is one of the eleven Gandhi Sanghralayas in the country.HistoryYears after the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948, an appeal was made to the citizens of India nationwide to build memorials for Gandhi. With 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. The Patna Sangrahalaya was established in 1967 near the North-Western corner of Gandhi Maidan. It was a member of the Central Gandhi Sangrahalaya Samiti until July 1971, when the five museums (Ahmadabad, Madurai, Bairakpore, Mumbay, Patna) were made independent. Since then, Gandhi Sangrahalaya, Patna has been an autonomous institution.The museum is located in a quiet place, and contains a Visual Biography of Bapuji containing photos, paintings, sculptures, manuscripts, and quotations; all the major events in his life are told here. There is also a section containing photographs of his childhood through the various phases of Gandhi's life, including being taken to the crematorium. A replica of his room is in the hall of the museum. The building also houses a library which has a rich collection of books, magazine, literature & audio-video material related to the life of Mahatma Gandhi, and a book store.
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  • It was the state of Bihar from where Mahatma Gandhi started his journey of Indian freedom. The place has some rare pictures of Bapu and the Congress leaders .  more »
  • This museum depicts Gandhi's life & his contribution. Photos, map relating to him are in display. A bronze statue of Gandhi in Kathiawad dress as he came first in Patna was installed this year.It is a...  more »
  • The museum is primarily devoted to Gandhiji. It consists of various photos of Gandhi ji and other various collections from his life. Its a nice place for only specific group of persons who like to see...  more »
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  • IT'S A VERY GOOD PLACE WE CAN SEE MANY RARE THINGS AND PICTURES. EVEN MY SMALL DAUGHTER LOVED IT VERY MUCH THANK YOU SO MUCH😊😊😊😊
  • near to gandhi maidan , opposite of state bank head office, neat and well maintained museum , a must visit for everyone to know the history and life of that great man , entrance free, photography allowed, very helpful staffs
  • Collection of old pics and things also garden was so beautiful
  • Good place if you are in Patna must visit this place.
  • know about father of nation - Gandhi ji... Earlier Free tickets... But don't know about now

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