Kaba Gandhi No Delo
Kaba Gandhi No Delo, which literally means “Kaba Gandhi’s house”, is situated in Rajkot. Rajkot is the place where the father of India, Mahatma Gandhi resided during his stay in Rajkot in the early years of his life. It has now been converted into a museum called “Gandhi Smriti”.
Mahatma Gandhi’s father, Karamchand Gandhi was known as Kaba Gandhi. The name of the house has been derived from Gandhiji’s father’s name. In Gujarati, the words Kaba Gandhi No Delo means ‘Kaba Gandhi’s residence’.
This is the house where Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s father, Karamchand UttamChand Gandhi (Kaba Gandhi) resided at Rajkot, serving as Diwan (Prime Minister) to the King. M K Gandhi himself spent a few years of his early life here from 1881 to 1887. It is a typical Saurashtra dela type house with a central approach from an arched gateway. It was built in 1880-81 A.D. and today it depicts an interesting photo essay of Mahatma Gandhi’s life.
History of Kaba Gandhi No Delo
Kaba Gandhi No Delo, Gujarat has been built following the old and customary styles of building houses and monuments in Gujarat State.
Present Day of the Place
Kaba Gandhi No Delo, is now a permanent exhibition. The exhibition showcases and houses the Gandhi Smriti in Rajkot. Kaba Gandhi No Delo is situated on Ghee Kanta Road at Rajkot. Rajkot was the formerly and initially the capital of the princely state of Saurashtra, which is in Gujarat.
It has now been converted into a memorial called “Gandhi Smriti”. The museum displays and consists of photographs, objects and the belongings of the great Indian leader and Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. A Non-Government Organization (NGO) runs classes in sewing and embroidery for young girls within the premises.
Timings: The place is open for general public Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 12 pm and again in the afternoon from 3 pm to 5 pm.
It is a place to visit when you’re traveling to Rajkot, to go back to the nostalgic times of the great leader of India, Mahatma Gandhi.