Mural Gallery






The Mural Gallery depicts 81 feet running Mural Painting done by Professor Dhirendranath Bramha, renowned Artist of Government Art College, Kolkata. The Mural Painting, portrays the life of Mahatma and the Saga of Indian Independence Movement. It commenced in 1964 and concluded in the year 1980.

At the centre of this gallery an interpreting audio-visual kiosk is situated which contains a large disc of four inches (4’’) diameter with projection facility. Here the entire mural painting is placed along the periphery of the circular disc with 12 divisions. Visitors can also hear the introductory audio by using the headphones to get necessary information and a picture Gandhi moving on the central part of the kiosk.

This gallery also depicts the two miniature models of Sabarmati Ashram and Sevagram Ashram. After returning from South Africa on January 9, 1915 he chose Ahmedabad in the West Indian state of Gujarat and built Sabarmati Ashram there in the year 1917. From here Gandhiji embarked on a 240 mile walk with 78 selected followers to break the Salt Tax, imposed by the British. After that time Gandhiji never returned to this Ashram.

In the year 1936 Gandhiji started living at Sevagram Ashram, situated at Wardha in Maharastra. It was one of his lands of action, the Karmabhumi of Gandhiji. For Gandhiji, Sevagram Ashram, was a place from where he under took a revolutionary programme for nation building – from laying the foundation to raising the entire superstructure.

In this gallery is also situated a Bronze Bust of Mahatma Gandhi, made by V.R. Karmarkar, a famous Maharastrian sculptor. It was first made in clay and then transformed it into Bronze. The Sangrahalaya collected this in the year 1965.