Hriday Kunj is located in the premises of the famous ashram of Mahatma Gandhi. It was considered to be the haven for the so-called untouchables of India during that period. Mahatma Gandhi termed the untouchables as Harijans in the pre independent India. According to Gandhiji, Harijans were the people of God.
Hriday Kunj is situated on the banks of the Sabarmati River and is presently preserved as a national monument. The ashram in Hriday Kunj of Gujarat still remains engaged in preparing handicrafts, handmade paper and spinning wheels. Adjacent to the Hriday Kunj of Gujarat, there is a central library and a sight-and-sound show is organized for all its visitors who come to visit the place. Hriday Kunj also houses a vast prayer ground which is of great historical importance.
There is also a museum adjacent to the Hriday Kunj which is situated in the popular ashram of Mahatma Gandhi. It preserves valuable articles and documents of the Indian national movement.
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