Kirti Mandir, or the Temple of Fame, is situated near the Vishwamitri Bridge towards the north of Maharaja Fateh Singh Rao Gaekwad's statue. This cenotaph was built by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III in 1936 to commemorate the cremation of his family members, and celebrate the diamond jubilee of his administration. Shaped like the alphabet 'E', this stone building is characteristic of domes, terraces and balconies. The 33 m high central shikhar is adorned with the sun, the moon and the earth in bronze and an undivided map of India. Inside the cenotaph are various rooms, featuring with the statues and photographs of the members of the royal family. The marble walls of this temple are decorated with the murals Gangavataran, battle of Mahabharat, Life of Meera and Natir Pooja, executed by the famous Bengali artist Nandalal Bose.
Kirti Mandir, Kothi Rd, Dak Bunglaw, Sayajiganj, Vadodara, Gujarat 390001, India