Gandhi Memorial Chandrahiah

Category Historic

Chandrahiya is a village in Bihar’s East Champaran district. Chandrahiya holds a special position in the Champaran movement. On April 16, 1917, Gandhi was stopped at this village when he was on his way to the hamlet of Jasaulipatti to listen to problems faced by farmers who were being forced to cultivate indigo instead of food crops.
A police official, riding a horse-driven buggy, had served a notice to Gandhi, issued by then Champaran collector WB Heycock, ordering him to leave the district limits immediately. Gandhi ji had obeyed the order and returned to Motihari on a bullock cart. But he refused to leave Champaran and, two days later, appeared in the court of the sub-divisional magistrate and gave reasons for not leaving Champaran, leading to the beginning of the Champaran Satyagraha.

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  • Gandhi Memorial-Chandrahiah
    Gandhi Memorial Chandrahiah
  • Park at Gandhi Memorial-Chandrahiah
    Park at Gandhi Memorial Chandrahiah
  • Notice to Gandhi Ji, issued by then Champaran Collector-WB Heycock
    Notice to Gandhi Ji, issued by then Champaran Collector WB Heycock

How to Reach :

By Air

Patna Airport, Lok Nayak Jayprakash Airport (3 hour drive from Motihari), Shaheed Pir Ali Khan Marg, Near Sheikhpura, Patna-800014

By Train

Bapudham Motihari Railway Station : 5 Km Approx

By Road

Chhatauni Bus Stop , NH 28 A, Bhawanipurzirat, Motihari : 5 Km Approx