Gandhi Museum

Gandhi Museum – Madurai, Tamil Nadu

The Gandhi Memorial Museum at Madurai has been built and organised by Gandhi Smarak Nidhi. The beautiful building in which the Gandhi Museum is now located has an historical background. The building was known as 'Tamukkam Bungalow' among the local people. The term 'Tamakkumu' or 'Tamagamu' is a telugu word meaning a 'summer house' or a building having a high roof supported by pillars without walls. The drawing room of the Tamukkam Bungalow which is constructed on the top of a square mound of earth about 5 metres high with a masonry dome of about 7 metres diameter was a…