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Visit Kirti Mandir

The state of Gujarat is deeply attached with Mahatma Gandhi's life and action. Kirti Mandir, also acclaimed as ‘Temple of Fame’, is a memorial temple built in honour of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in his birthplace in the city of Porbandar, Gujarat. The foundation stone of Kirti Mandir is said be laid in 1947 to turn the dream and imagination of Shri Nanji Kalidas Mehta into reality.
 

The state of Gujarat is deeply attached with Mahatma Gandhi's life and action. Kirti Mandir, also acclaimed as ‘Temple of Fame’, is a memorial temple built in honour of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in his birthplace in the city of Porbandar, Gujarat. The foundation stone of Kirti Mandir is said be laid in 1947 to turn the dream and imagination of Shri Nanji Kalidas Mehta into reality.

It is believed that the temple rises to a height of 79 feet as a symbol of Gandhi's 79 long years of life on earth. The architectural elements of six different religions edifices like Hindu, Jain, Parsi temples, churches and mosques are clubbed into this sole building. It is a vast 'E' shaped structure comprising of domes, terraces, balconies and a shikara. Kirti Mandir forms an important landmark in Porbandar that is frequented by both domestic and international tourists in huge numbers. The place of Gandhiji's birth is marked with 'Swastika' for easy identification. Also, the site of his birth has been converted into a museum that displays old photographs, few possessions, oil paintings and books written by him.

Few relevant points visitors need to know are:

  • the best time to visit Kirti Mandir is between October and March when the temperature remains absolutely pleasant,
  • it remains open from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and then from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm, and
  • enjoys an excellent location in the heart of Porbandar.

 

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Quick Info

  • Attractions

    None
  • Altitude

    1 m
  • STD Code

    0286
  • Best Season

    None
  • State/Code

    Porbandar/360575
  • LANGUAGES

    Gujarati, Hindi