Possibly the most important tourist stopover of Porbandar, Kirti Mandir was built in the honour of Mahatma Gandhi and his wife Kasturba Gandhi, right next to their ancestral home in Porbandar. It has now been converted into a small museum that displays items used by Gandhiji, along with some really old photographs. The museum also houses a library that has books either written by him or relating to his philosophies. The construction of the temple marked Mahatma Gandhi's release from prison in 1944. Visitors can also enter the ancestral house of Gandhiji through the museum and feel like walking through the pages of history. As you enter the house, you will come across old paintings of Gandhiji and his wife Kasturba, some of which include the rare black and white pictures of the two sharing lighter moments. The temple has been visited by a number of world leaders who still come here to pay their respects to Gandhiji.
It is said that the building was bought from Gandhiji's family members who used to live there. His own consent to make the sale has now been inscribed at the museum in the Kirti Mandir complex.