After returning from Champaran, Gandhi
had to relocate his Ashram from Kochrab to another place because of the outbreak of plague there.
He purchased 20 acres of land on the banks of the River Sabarmati in 1917 and set up his Ashram there in tents for the time being .
It was the beginning of the Sabarmati Ashram which became famous all over the World soon. He called it Satyagraha Ashram.
The inmates of the ashram were twenty-five men and women who took the vows of truth, ahimsa, celibacy, no-stealing, non-possession and control of the palate and dedicated themselves to the service of the people.