Sevagram Nagpur – A Peaceful Place Reminding of a Simple Life
Living in this modern world, people are slowly getting habituated to live a life of prosperity and luxury. The new technological invention has produced many new gadgets and machines whose use has become inevitable in our lives. The more you will get used to luxury, more it will seem unavoidable. Sometimes I feel what huge difference is there between our childhood and that of my children.
From their infancy they are growing with nice home, telephone, television, refrigerator, mobiles, air-condition, computer, laptop, etc. around them. And as parents, we are also providing them these facilities to make their lives comfortable. But what will happen to them if they have to live devoid of these facilities? This thought often comes to my mind which only ends with one answer, perhaps they won’t be able to live without that. But this thought was encircling my mind when I was in Sevagram Nagpur.
To behold the place of Mahatma Gandhi’s residence was always in my mind, which ultimately got fulfilled after my visit to Sevagram. This had been the place where Gandhiji resided from1936 till his death in 1948. Here stands the Ashram house built by Gandhiji himself with the materials available locally. Here one can see his kitchen. Bapu Kuti and Bakuti were the residences of Gandhiji and his wife Kasturba respectively.
One can witness a life of simplicity that Gandhiji used to lead in this village, which was devoid of electricity and telephone and even a post office. Many huts are there that belonged to several people residing there with Gandhiji. Bapu’s last residence or Akhri Nivas still contains the weighing machine that he used. The Rustom Bhavan was the four-roomed guest house during the time of Gandhiji.
The simplicity of the life in Sevagram Nagpur really touches the heart. Though it looked peaceful, but it’s really hard to lead such a life of sacrifice devoid of any modern equipment. Serenity and peaceful ambience was witnessed by me in the Khekranala Nagpur that was an amazing place. My visit to see the residence of our Father of the Nation was a nice one.