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Porbandar

Porbandar , Gujarat

Porbandar will go down in history as the birthplace of one of the greatest men that ever lives- Gandhiji. This is a coastal city in the state of Gujarat and ironically is also the birthplace of Sudama who was Lord Krishna’s friend. Porbandar today is a place of interest simply because of these very reasons and there are many structures that have been constructed here which give you a fair idea of the importance of this place. Of course the main pkace to visit here is the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi or Kirti Mandir. A close second is the Sudama mandir. This is a land that truly has spread peace and kindness throughout the land. There are many other places and “mandirs” that dot the landscape of this city and make it a great place for people from all over the country to visit to pay their respects to one of the greatest men in the history of India. Onshore explorations in and around Porbandar brought to light, for the first time, the remains of a late Harappan settlement dating back to the 16th - 14th century BC, which is similar to that from Bet Dwarka. Thus it is settles that this was one of the great ancient port cities and gives a better insight into the Indus Valley civilization. There are some excellent places for the tourists to explore here, other than the memorials. Porbandar has an excellent beach locally known as 'Chowpati', which has the pristine ocean itself as the greatest attraction for the generations. Porbandar is a small places but with a past that will always overshadow it. it will always remain one of the most important places in the country.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 30.0°C /86.0°F 64 mm 22feet 133083.0 /km2 Jan-Dec Coming Soon

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  • Chowpaty


    "Chowpatty beach is situated at the top end of Marine Drive. It is the only beach in the central part of Mumbai. This beach is the venue where many Hindu religious ceremonies can be witnessed like the annual thread-tying ceremony initiating young boys into the Brahmin caste. Another festival 'Nariel Purnima' is celebrated towards the end of the monsoons. Here the idols of Ganesha are immersed on the last day of 'Ganesh Chaturthi'."

    Chowpaty

  • Bharat Mandir


    "Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, this is one of the most revered temples in Rishikesh. Legend has it that this temple was built by Adi Shankaracharya as a mark of his devotion to Lord Vishnu. Moreover, it has a fascinating history, the temple structure being almost completely demolished by Tamur Lane in 1398 AD. The sanctum of the temple is home to a rare idol of Lord Vishnu. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that it is carved out of a single black stone, also known as Saligram. It sees a major fair during the festival of Basant Panchmi, popularly hailed as the Spring Festival."

    Bharat Mandir

  • Bhutnath Mahadev Temple


    "Bhootnath temple is located in Mandi district of this state in northern India. This medieval Indian temple is dedicated to Hindu deity Shiva a famous Lord. Built exclusively Shikhara style .... Mahadev Khola Dham. Matri Mandir."

    Bhutnath Mahadev Temple

  • Jadeshwar Temple


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    Jadeshwar Temple

  • Kirti Mandir


    "Kirti Mandir is the memorial temple built in memory of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi located in city of Porbandar, Gujarat, India.[1][2][3][4]The original three storied house is built like a Haveli, purchased by the great grand father of Mahatmaji, Shri Harjivan Raidas Gandhi, some two hundred years before, in the seventeenth century, from a local woman and the upper stories were added over the years.[1] It was this house where Gandhi's father Karamchand, uncle, Tulsidas and grandfather Uttamchand lived, who had all been Prime Ministers (Dewan) to the Jethwa Rajput rulers of the princely state of Porbandar.[5]\nInside view of Kirti Mandir\nThe foundation stone of modern structure and attractive Kirti Mandir was laid in 1947 during the lifetime of Gandhi by Shree Darbar Gopaldas Desai. The whole credit of constructing this national memorial of Mahatma Gandhi goes to the famous industrialist, Nanjibahi Kalidas Mehta, who not only initiated the idea to build a memorial but also donated the whole money purchase the ancestral house and also to build new complex called Kirti Mandir.[1][2]\nThe memorial was completed in 1950, by which time Gandhi was no more. The memorial was named Kirti Mandir and then Home Minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel inaugurated and declared open this place for public on May 27, 1950. Afterwards this beautiful memorial was handed over to the Central Government of India.[1][3]\nThe height of the temple is of 79 feet symbolizes the 79 years of lifespan of Gandhi. The monument Kirti Mandir is symbol of religious integration of six religions, the architectural elements of Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi temple, Church and Mosque are symbolized at Kirti Mandir integrate, which symbolize Gandhi's respect towards all religion.[1]\nThe whole the architecture of the Kirti Mandir was done by Shri Prushottambhai Mistry, a resident of Porbandar.[1][2] He completed construction within two years of time limit by working for days and night himself.[1]"

    Kirti Mandir

  • Ramdhun Temple


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    Ramdhun Temple

  • Satyanarayan Temple


    "Satyanarayan Mandir\" is situated on M.G.Road,Opp.side side of \"Dev Darshan Apartment\". It is the oldest and holliest temple of \"Satyanarayan Bhagvan\". It is very famous in Porbandar as well as in outsided. Many people used to go there everyday for praying. There is popularity of \"Satyanarayan Katha\"everywhere in the world. So we can said that it is one of the best and holliest temple of Porbandar. This is the institute which provide books to the poor students for education."

    Satyanarayan Temple

  • Sudama Mandir


    "The Sudama Mandir in Porbandar holds a lot of historic and religious importance. The temple was constructed in reverence to Sudama the childhood friend and devotee of Lord Krishna. A large number of devotees, especially the newly wed Rajasthani Ksahtriya couples, flock to the place every year. \nThe Sudama Mandir is a beautiful shrine dedicated to Sudama, the best friend and devotee of Lord Krishna. The temple, located in the center of the Porbandar city, is said to be the only temple in India dedicated to this ardent devotee of Lord Krishna. \nThe Sudama Mandir at Porbandar, constructed between 1902 and 1907, holds a great historic and religious significance. It is said that due to the depletion of funds during the time of its construction, the devotees collected money by organizing drama shows. The temple has a plaque that depicts this entire phase of depletion and collection of fund for the temple. According to the Vikram Samvat, the Hindu calendar, a monument in memory of Shri Ram Devji Jethwa, who was ruler of the Jethwa Dynasty, has been created within the temple. It is said that he was severely wounded in a devious attack at that time. \nThe temple has a maze within its complex. According to common belief among the devotees, if a person crosses this maze all his sins are forgiven. The Kshatriya couples of Rajasthan, visit the temple to seek blessings for a happy and prosperous life after there wedding. "

    Sudama Mandir

  • Sunni Vora Masjid


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    Sunni Vora Masjid

  • Tara Mandir


    "Ugro Tara Temple is a temple dedicated to Tara (Devi) located in the western side of Jor Pukhury tanks in the heart of Guwahati city in the Lotaxil (Latasil) locality in Northeast India. The Ugratara Temple in Uzan Bazaar in the eastern part of Guwahati, Assam is an important Sakti shrine. Legend has it that the navel of Sati, first consort of Shiva, is related to this temple. Ugratara in Assam is generally identified with Tiksna-Kanta, Eka-Jata, etc., of the Buddhist pantheon.\nThe present temple of Ugra Tara was built by Ahom King Siva Singha in 1725 AD who had excavated a tank three years before. The tank, known as Jorepukhuri, is situated to the east of the temple. The tank still exists, though the upper section of the temple was destroyed by a devastating earthquake. This was however rebuilt by a private citizen.\nKalika purana describes a Shakti peetha called Dikkara vasini. Dikkara vasini has two forms, Tikshna kantha and Lalitha kantha. Tikshna kantha is black and pot bellied, also called as Ugra Tara or Eka jata. Lalitha kantha is gracefully attractive, also called as Tamreshwari.\nIn the garbhagriha of Ugra Tara there is no image or idol of her. A small pit filled with water is considered as the Goddess. The temple of Ugra Tara is small and beautiful to view. There is a Shivalaya beside Ugra Tara temple and a pond behind both temples."

    Tara Mandir

  • Porbandar Bird Sanctuary


    "Porbandar Bird Sanctuary is situated in the Porbandar District of Gujarat state, India.\nIt is only sanctuary in India, which lies in the heart of city of Porbandar and is a unique example of co-existence of man and nature. It is the only bird sanctuary of the Gujarat that provides, the legal protection to varied species of birds of those who nestbandar Bird Sanctuary is the smallest bird sanctuary spread over in an area of 1 square km. The sanctuary has a lake attracting migratory birds and other birds such as teals, fowls, flamingos, ibis and curlews"

    Porbandar Bird Sanctuary

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