Gandhi Jayanti 2022 Mahatma Gandhi Know who was the first to refer to Gandhi as Mahatma The story behind Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi Jayanti 2022 Mahatma Gandhi Know who was the first to refer to Gandhi as Mahatma The story behind Mahatma Gandhi

Mumbai: across the country today GandhiJi’s birth anniversary was celebrated with pomp. Mahatma GandhiHe left a different impression not only on the country but on the whole world with his thoughts. There is no territory, nothing that Gandhism has not touched. There are many interesting incidents in the life of Gandhiji. We call him Mahatma, but the story of how he got the title of Mahatma, who first called him Mahatma, is also interesting. In a letter to Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Gandhi’s friend Pranjivan Mehta called Gandhiji a Mahatma. It is a special coincidence that Gandhiji was first referred to as Mahatma in 1910, the year in which Nathuram Godse was born.

Mentioned in the program of Kathiawar

Gandhi returned to India from Africa on November 27, 1915. At that time he was welcomed with great enthusiasm in Kathiawar. Jivaram Kalidas Sastri, the local priest of that place, first addressed him as Mahatma. This was the first public event in which Gandhiji was referred to as Mahatma.

Tilak called him Mahatma

Although the ideology of Mahatma Gandhi and that of Lokmanya Tilak were different, Lokmanya Tilak used to address Gandhiji as Mahatma. Avantika Gokhale wrote a biography of Mahatma Gandhi in 1918. This was the first biography based on the life of Gandhiji. Its introduction was written by Lokmanya Tilak. In this, he described Gandhiji as a Mahatma.

Avantika Gokhale and Baban Gokhale were associated with Gandhiji’s movement. He was accompanied by Kakasaheb Kelkar and Vinoba Bhave. Many people of Maharashtra were associated with Mahatma Gandhi’s movement. Mahatma Gandhi’s political guru Gopal Krishna Gokhale hails from Pune. Vinoba Bhave and Sitaram Appasaheb Patwardhan, also known as ‘Konkan Gandhi’, were also from Maharashtra. Gandhiji’s ideological opponents Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and Vinay Damodar Savarkar are also from this state. Interestingly, Nathuram Godse, who killed Gandhiji, is also from Maharashtra.

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