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.
Kasturba Road, Bhatia Bazar Old, Porbandar, Gujarat 360001, India
7 Nights / 8 Days