Kirti Mandir, Porbandar
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Kirti Mandir

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Kirti Mandir, also known as the ‘Temple of Fame’ is an important structure as well as popular religious sightseeing attraction of Porbandar. It was built by Maharaja Sayaji Rao III in 1936 AD. This temple is adjacent to the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi and comprises his memorial along with a library having books on Gandhism, a prayer hall, a children’s nursery, and a spinning hall. At this temple, prayers of all faiths are organized on a regular basis.

The complete structure of this temple is E-shaped and comprises domes, terraces, balconies, and a sikhara. This sikhara is 33 m high and is constructed in Hindu style of architecture. The temple interiors are marble finished and said to be the cenotaph of the Gaekwads. At the planetarium, regular shows are held to pay tribute to the India’s Non-Alignment policy. It also includes regular programs on astronomy. At its entrance, there is also a photo panel that displays pictures of several historic events.


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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  Below 1hr
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Jagdish Raval

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  • Jagdish Raval
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 433 photos
  • 371 Reviews
  •  80 helpful votes
  •  128841 readers

"A Tribute to Father of Nation"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jul 27, 2016
This is the place where Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2nd October, 1869. People of Porbandar and Maharja of Porbandar decided to construct an ideal memorial at his birth place. The entire haveli was purchased from family member of Mahatma Gandhi and even Gandhiji also made an Agreement and same is displayed at Museum of Kirti Mandir. The foundation stone of Kirti Mandir was laid down in life time of Mahatma in 1947 and was inaugurated and open for Nation 27. 5. 1950 by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. A nice memorial and first attraction must be visited by every tourist visiting Porbandar.
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Thulaseedharan Achary

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  • Thulaseedharan Achary
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  • Lives in Punalur
  • 297 photos
  • 191 Reviews
  •  1232 helpful votes
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"A well-maintained monument"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 15, 2016
Kirti Mandir in Porbandar is the birth home of Mahatma Gandhi. Now it is well-maintained and preserved. The visitors can visit the nook and corner of the building. A good library is working on the first floor and similar charitable offices are on the first floor. The look of Kirti Mandir is attractive. It is only 1. 4 km away from bus stand. Number of visitors are coming here to pay homage to the" Father of the Nation. "
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Raj  Maheta

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  • Raj Maheta
  • Lives in Rajkot
  • 1 photo
  • 2 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  339 readers

"One of the best historical site for peace lovers"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 26, 2015
If you are a lover of peace of mind and follower of MAHATMA GANDHI, then its right place to be visit. It's such a great place where Mahatma Gandhi lives his childhood. There is availability of their personal things and library with all the literature about them. Also near his beloved wife house behind the Kirti Mandir. So it's a really good location. No fees for any visit totally free.
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Prakash Sheth

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  • Lives in Rajkot
  • 38 photos
  • 24 Reviews
  •  215 helpful votes
  •  14917 readers

"Birth place of Father of Nation -Kirti mandir"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Nov 20, 2015
During November 15, I made a visit to holy place that is birth place of Mahatma Gandhi at Porbandar with family. I feel blessed, it was really nice experience.
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Pritesh Mehta

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  • Lives in Baroda
  • 48 photos
  • 491 Reviews
  •  193 helpful votes
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"Kirti temple"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 16, 2015
This is the main attraction of Porbandar. It is home of Mahatma Gandhiji. Here are all old historical places. In this home all things and all rooms give answer to how to live and how to pass life. It is beside kasturba house. It is amazing place.
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Tushar Mehta

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  • Tushar Mehta
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  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 950 photos
  • 111 Reviews
  •  102 helpful votes
  •  74513 readers

"Every things here gives the feel of Gandhi"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 25, 2015
Satya, Sadgi & Ahinsha. Three success life formula, we felt here. Lovely & emotional place. A complete Mahatma jivan yatra all posters, photo gallery, museum, books, full with Gandhism. Peaceful place to feel the Father of India.
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Ashwin Taware

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  • Ashwin Taware
  • Lives in Bhiwandi
  • 12 photos
  • 24 Reviews
  •  92 helpful votes
  •  23674 readers

"A revolution place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 20, 2015
You shall have the feeling about ahimsa and revolution which took in India during british raj. And about our independence. An illiterate can also know the whole life and the struggle of bapu, the way pictures are arrange.
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Kavit vaishnav

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  • Kavit vaishnav
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  • 5 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
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"Place of Mahatma"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Mar 20, 2014
It is a historical and peaceful place. This is the place of Mahatma, the father of the nation. You must visit this place when you go to Porbandar.
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Vijay

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  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1668 readers

"Peaceful"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Nov 1, 2013
Very good and peaceful mandir. I felt peace in mind and heart
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Vinay yadav

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"Impressive and inspiring"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 30, 2013
Place has got good historic value , needs better maintenance.
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