Kirti Mandir Porbandar


About The Place: Kirti Mandir is a memorial shrine in Porbandar, Gujarat, India, established in remembrance of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi. The Gandhi family's ancestral home, where Mahatma Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, lies right next to the Kirti Mandir.
A spacious courtyard is flanked by a photo exhibit depicting Gandhi's life journey. The house where he was born and resided for a time is located at the far end of the courtyard. For many tourists, visiting the precise location where he was born is a delight. This was once a three-story structure that had been altered since Mahatma Gandhi's grandfather built it.

History: Shree Darbar Gopaldas Desai, a prominent Gandhian and communist, built the foundation for the current modern edifice, Kirti Mandir, in 1947, during Gandhi's lifetime. The national museum was commissioned by Nanjibhai Kalidas Mehta, a well-known industrialist who gave funds to acquire Gandhi's ancestral home and construct a new complex in which Gandhi's mementoes could be displayed for his followers to see. After the Mahatma's death in 1950, the memorial was built and unveiled by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on May 27, 1950.

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How to get there

  • By Road By Road The city also has ample state and private bus services from major connections in the state.

  • By Train By Train The city also has a railway station from major connections in the state.

  • By Air By Air Porbandar has a domestic airport which has reasonable connectivity to cities in India.


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