Saturday, March 31, 2012

Porbander Tourism : Introductions. Places to see, Kirti Mandir Details

Porbander Tourism : Introductions. Places to see, Kirti Mandir Details


Kirti Mandir

Porbandar is a coastal city in the Indian state of Gujarat, perhaps best known for being the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi and Sudama (Friend of Lord Krishna). It is the administrative center of Porbandar District.

Places of interest

The following are notable sites:
Kirti Mandir (birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi)
Sudama Mandir
Bharat Mandir
Gita Mandir
Gayatri Mandir
Ram Dhoon Mandir
Rokadia Hanuman temple
Sandipani Vidyaniketan
Bird Sanctuary
Rana Bapu's Mahal
Chowpati Beach
Satyanarayan's Mandir
Kamla Nehru park

The site of Gandhi’s birth, now called Kirti Mandir, has been converted into a small museum about him, with an exhibit of old photographs, some of his very few possessions and a nice library of books either by him or relating to Gandhian philosophy and practice. The room where his mother gave birth to him has, as expectable, nothing special about it. It was the family home.

Two km from the middle of town is Bharat Mandir, with exhibits of sculptures, pictures and other examples of Indian tradition. Next door is the Nehru Planetarium, with regular programs about astronomy.
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