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Sevagram Ashram / Gandhi Ashram

Sevagram is a small village near Wardha town, established by Mahatma Gandhi in 1933, which is about 75km south-west of Nagpur. Earlier known as Shegaon, the village was renamed as 'Sevagram' during the year 1940. This village was once served as the headquarters of Mahatma Gandhi for conducting social service programmes (from 1934 to 1940) and hence derived the name Sevagram or Village of Service (Sewa means service and Gram means village). It is said that Gandhiji himself built the Sevagram Ashram with locally available materials like bamboos, mats, country mud etc. and he along with his wife Kasturba Gandhi spent their life here for 15 years. 

The attractions within the ashram premises are Adi Nivas, the first hut built in the ashram with a prayer ground around; Ba Kuti (Kasturba's hut); Bapu Kuti (Gandhi's hut); Bapu's Kitchen with a flour grinding machine used by Gandhiji; the last abode termed as Akhiri Nivas housing the weighing machine used by Gandhiji and several other huts termed as Prachure Kuti, Adya Adi Nivas, Mahadev Kuti, Kishore Nivas etc.

For the benefit of visitors and for holding training camps and conferences by various constructive work institutions, a visitor's residence named as Yatri Nivas was built by the government in 1982 which is managed by the Ashram. Nearby Sevagram Ashram, there is a Gandhi Museum exhibiting Gandhi photo displaying the life and works of Gandhiji. 

  Nearby Attractions
›› Markanda
›› Tadoba National Park
›› Bhadravati
›› Pavnar
›› Ambhora
›› Ambakhori
 Picture Gallery
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  By :  Mrs. Asha Narayan More smiley
  Apr 9, 2018 3:47:44 PM | Baramati Reply to this Comment/ Review
Visit Sevagram in the month of October 2017. Feel very cool I was brought some hearbles & books .In that I need Meghdoot mehendi. Can Iget it by VPP. Regards.