Mani Bhavan, located at # 19, Laburnum Road in the Gamdevi precinct of downtown Mumbai, acted as the focal point of Gandhi’s political activities in Mumbai between 1917 and 1934.
The mansion belonged to Revashankar Jagjeevan Jhaveri and the Mani family prior to that, Gandhi’s friend and host in Mumbai during this period. It was from Mani Bhavan that Gandhi initiated the Non-Cooperation, Satyagraha, Swadeshi, Khadi and Khilafat movements. In 1955, the building was taken over by the Gandhi Smarak Nidhi in order to maintain it as a memorial to Gandhi, to his frequent stays, and to the political activities he initiated from there.
Gandhi’s association with the charkha (Hindi: Spinning Wheel) began in 1917, while he was staying at Mani Bhavan.
Mani Bhavan is also closely associated with Gandhi’s involvement in the Home Rule Movement, as well as his decision to abstinence from drinking cow’s milking in order to protest the cruel and inhuman practice of phookan meted out to milch cattle common during that period.
Thanks for the link Hbyerl 🙂