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Ranked 1 of 26 sightseeing in Porbandar

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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Gandhiji's birthplace and museum in Porbandar


Kirti Mandir

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2nd Nov 17

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Smriti Das3.6/5

375 reviews

Kirti Mandir is the birthplace of Gandhiji

Left Dwarka for Somnath and on the way to Somnath visited Porbandar. Porbandar is a coastal city of Gujarat. This city is also famous for being the birth place of Mahatma Gandhi and Sudama (friend of Lord Krishna). The site of Mahatma Gandhi's birth place is "Kirti Mandir" now has been converted into a museum. There an exhibit of old photographs, a library relating to Gandhi's book on philosophy and practice. Museum needs maintenance. The room where his mother gave birth to him as predictable is nothing special to say. The road where we walked to go to 'Kirti Mandir' was so dirty & smelly that should be maintained also.

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Once in a Life.

This is a nice place which situated near Porbandar City of Gujarat.This is the Birthplace of Mahatma. Gandhi.I love this place and enjoyed very much.

Jagdish Raval3.6/5

415 reviews

A Tribute to Father of Nation

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 Achary5.0/5

230 reviews

A well-maintained monument

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 Maheta5.0/5

2 reviews

One of the best historical site for peace lovers

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.

Prakash Sheth4.6/5

65 reviews

Birth place of Father of Nation -Kirti mandir

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.

Pritesh Mehta5.0/5

569 reviews

Kirti temple

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.

Tushar Mehta5.0/5

130 reviews

Every things here gives the feel of Gandhi

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 Taware4.3/5

25 reviews

A revolution place

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.

Kavit vaishnav4.6/5

5 reviews

Place of Mahatma

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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Kirti Mandir, Porbandar

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Kirti Mandir, Porbandar
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Kirti Mandir, Porbandar
Kirti Mandir, Porbandar

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Kirti Mandir, Porbandar
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