Gandhi Sangrahalaya, Patna

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Gandhi Smriti Sangrahalaya
गांधी स्मृति संग्रहालय, पटना
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Gandhi Sangrahalaya is located in Patna
Gandhi Sangrahalaya
Gandhi Sangrahalaya
Location within Patna
Established1967 (1967)
LocationNorth - West Gandhi Maidan, Ashok Rajpath, Patna, Bihar, India
Coordinates25°37′14″N 85°08′32″E / 25.6205°N 85.1422°E / 25.6205; 85.1422Coordinates: 25°37′14″N 85°08′32″E / 25.6205°N 85.1422°E / 25.6205; 85.1422

The Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya (Gandhi Memorial Institution) 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.[1] It is one of the eleven Gandhi Sanghralayas (Gandhi Museums) in the country.[2]


Years 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.[3][4] The Patna Sangrahalaya was established in 1967[5] 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, Mumbai, Patna) were made independent. Since then, Gandhi Sangrahalaya, Patna has been an autonomous institution.[6]

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.[7] 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.[8]

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  1. ^ "The Telegraph — Calcutta (Kolkata) | Bihar | CM sets Satyagraha archive ball roll". 2011-04-11. Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  2. ^ "Gandhi Museums, Ashrams and Libraries". Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  3. ^ India Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic [2 volumes]: An ... - Google Books. 2011-09-23. Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  4. ^ Peter Rühe. "MAHATMA — LIFE OF GANDHI, 1869-1948". Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  5. ^ "Govt to provide fund for Gandhi Sangrahalaya — The Times of India". 2011-01-30. Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  6. ^ "Tribute to Gandhi". Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  7. ^ "Directorate of Museum — Page 4". Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  8. ^ "Tribute to Gandhi". Retrieved 2014-05-28.