Thursday, October 6, 2011

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi was born on 2nd October, 1869 in Porbandar. He completed his basic education in India and then moved on to London to study Law. After that he practiced law in South Africa.



Later he returned back to India in 1915 to join he freedom struggle against British. He led Indians in protesting the British-imposed salt tax with the 250 mile Dandi Salt March.
 



He practiced non-violence and truth in all situations, and advocated that others do the same. He lived modestly in a self-sufficient residential community and wore the traditional Indian dhoti and shawl, woven with yarn he had hand spun on a charkha.






With his principles he forced British to free India from their clutches.



The above images of Gandhi and beach are taken at Malpe Beach at Udupi.

44 comments:

Al said...

I recently added his autobiography to my Nook, although I haven't started reading it yet.

SandyCarlson said...

Thoughtful and wonderful post.

Cloudia said...

His statue is here also-


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Rakesh Vanamali said...

Fountain head of inspiration, then, now and forever!

Sridharan said...

Wonderful

Anya said...

Thanks for telling his history !!!

Pietro said...

Fine post, a significant tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.

joo said...

Beautiful statue of this great man! World would be a better place if more people followed his ideas!

ladyfi said...

What fabulous shots - Gandhi is such an inspiration - even today!

Zuzana said...

Touching and insightful post. I recall when I was in school we went to see the movie "Ghandi". It made a huge impression on me and I still real many scenes from it today. He was a great man...
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Liz said...

Great shots! Happy sky watching.

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clairz said...

He was one of the most inspiring people of all time! Thank you for sharing these photos, Rajesh.

Sylvia K said...

He was indeed a great man! Marvelous post, Rajesh, and beautiful skies at the beach! Enjoy your weekend!


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Pearl Maple said...

Great photos and celebration of a man who had great thoughts. Thanks for sharing.

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful, Rajesh. Such a wonderful man.

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Thank you for this beautiful post about a true hero of modern times. (I know a little bit about this era of India's history -- a very little bit -- but that is more than I knew about most of what you post) -- you continue to educate your readers and I am always grateful.

Kim, USA said...

An honorable man.

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Gary said...

Great sequence, Rajesh. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Carver said...

Wonderful shots and a good post about an inspirational man.

ρομπερτ said...

it is his biography the only one that i read twice.

please have a good friday.

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eileeninmd said...

Great post and the statues of Ghandi is wonderful. I love the last shot of the beach, very nice place to visit. Happy skywatching!

Ebie said...

A well revered man.

Indrani said...

Great theme.

Photo Cache said...

the beach is pretty.

J Bar said...

Great shots.
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magiceye said...

beautiful pictures and wonderful tribute

forgetmenot said...

What a wonderful man he was. Mickie :)

Jeevan said...

Beautiful capture on the father of nation and beach... and well connected the photos with Dandi March.

Leovi said...

Magnificent sculpture. Delicious beach, beautiful light. You enjoy the weekend.

Nita said...

Welcome to my garden!

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NatureFootstep said...

don´t seem to find your skywatch today, But that beach is nice. :)

helenmac said...

Rajesh, thank you for this tribute to Gandhi and reminding us to keep his priniciples always in mind.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful tribute to a great man Mahatma Gandhi.

Regards and best wishes

eden said...

Thank you for sharing information about this wonderful man. The beach is beautiful. Lovely photos.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Love that first picture....a wonderful shadow for a wonderful man! Thanks for sharing it!

lotusleaf said...

Wonderful post, and great photos.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I've always been amazed that spinning, weaving and fasting could lead to freedom for India!

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Cassie said...

I only remember hearing of the Mahatma, but didn't know that much about him. Interesting that her actually weaved his own clothes. I did know about his hunger strikes though. Thanks for the info and cool photos.

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating the great man .

LV said...

Your post are always a learning experience for me. You share so much from your world that I would never know otherwise.

Joan said...

Inspirational he was!
Great post, and photos.

SmilingSally said...

He was a great influence of good.

Happy Blue Monday to you, Rajesh.

Reader Wil said...

I am a great admirer of Gandhi. I think he is one of the greatest men that ever lived, like Jesus. Peaceful and very wise and caring for humanity full of compassion.

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating the great man.