Brief History

The clarion call of Mahatma Gandhi to free our country from the clutches of British Rule was gaining momentum through out the country. Seethanagaram, a small village in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh exhibited very good patriotic spirit in non co-operation movement. Inspired by this fervor for freedom struggle, veteran freedom fighter this Dr. BRAHMA JYOTSULA SUBRAHMANYAM Garu gounded Gowthami satyagraha Ashram on 9th Nov.1924. The foundation stone for the Ashram was laid by sri Bulusu Sambamurthy Garu . This Ashram became a nucleus hub for Freedom Movement. GANDHIJI visited this Ashram on two occasions and stayed for more than three days. The place where Bapuji along with kasturba stayed has been aptly named as BAPU KUTEER, which even today stands as a testimony to their visit.

After the demise of kasturba Gandhi at Agakhan palace, Pune, under detention in 1944, the Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust was established in 1945 under the Chairmanship of Mahatma Gandhi with its headquarters in Kasturbagram, Indore, M.P. Gandhiji wished that this Trust should work for the upliftment of women and children in rural india. The Trust established 22 State branches all over the Country. Due to this Seethanagaram Asharam became a park of Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust encompassing all properties and activities.