Magan Khadi comes to you with impeccable credentials. An understanding of the past
is important in order to realize future aspirations. In 1936, Gandhi moved to Sevagram, then a village near Wardha.
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Gandhiji settled in Maganwadi, Wardha, after his departure from Sabarmati
Ashram in Ahmedabad. He named this Ashram after Maganlal Gandhi, his close associate
and a rural scientist. Dr. Devendra Kumar, a young Oil technologist, joined him in 1949
as a scientist and undertook the onus of providing momentum to the noble cause of helping those below the
poverty line by empowering them with the tool of science and technology.
In 1978, Devendra Bhai ,which was his popular name, made Magan Sanghralaya his base and took up the mission to create a new awareness pertaining to Gandhian values among the
scientists, technologists, economists, sociologists and experts in various disciplines all over the country. Devendra Bhai helped his Guru Kumarappaji for six years in research and innovative experiments in various village industries. In 1952, Devendra Bhai opted to live with the landless poor of a small insulated hilly village, called "Machala", near Indore in Madhya Pradesh for eight long years
to experience village life in the raw
"Daridranarayana is one of the millions of name by which humanity knows God, who is unnamable and unfathomable by human understanding, and it means God of the poor, God appearing in the hearts of the poor."
"I recognize no God except the God that is to be found in the hearts of the dumb millions. They do not recognize his presence; I do. And, I worship the God that is Truth or Truth which is God, through the service of these millions."
" If the nature of the work is properly appreciated and applied, it will stand in the same relation to the higher faculties as food is to the physical body. It nourishes and enlivens the higher man and urges him to produce the best he is capable of. It directs his freewill along the proper course and disciplines the animal in him into progressive channels. It furnishes an excellent background for man to display his scale of values and develop his personality. "
" In nonviolence you must go full steam ahead, if you want the good to come speedily you must go about it with vigor. "
I may worship the image of the Lord; but that act is worthless if it is not accompanied with devotion. In the absence of devotion, the idol will just be a piece of stone, and so shall I; and the worship will only mean that a stone is facing a stone!
There were three noteworthy features of the community life in the Ashram: collective prayer, collective spinning and collective dining in the community kitchen. If prayer is to be conducted properly, one should know how best to recite and that too directly from memory. Maganlal learnt his prayers by heart and also learnt to recite them. Those who heard him sing these devotional songs hardly forgot the atmosphere and the creator of that solemn atmosphere.
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