Without paying Big Thanks to Mahatma Gandhi for securing the wonderful freedom for our great country India, I cannot think of going ahead in this blog which I dedicate to him on the occasion of India's 65th Independence Day .i.e .15th August.
India has grown tremendously in the last 6 decades socially and economically : all credit go to Mahatma Gandhi. Because, without the basic right of freedom , an Individual or the society cannot grow and prosper.
The word " Atma or Atman"(Sanskrit )means " Soul' or " Spirit" and the word" Maha" (Sanskrit) denotes" Great or Giant ". Hence, the word "MahAtma '' refers to '"Great Soul " , "Supreme Spirit" .
The title 'MahAtma " is reported to be used by Netaji Subas Chandra Bose , who led the freedom struggle through his Indian National Army from Burma ( now 'Myanmar").
Hope now, it is clear why we call him as Mahatma.