Built in 1936 as a royal mausoleum of the Gaekwad dynasty, Kirti Mandir now stands as a glorious monument of Vadodara. The grand building, situated in the heart of the city, was set up in the honor of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III's silver jubilee celebration. This E-shaped building features beautiful elements like balconies, terraces, tombs, domes and a brilliantly carved 35 meters high central shikhara. Although it looks simple from the outside, but the temple interiors showcases impressive pictures, murals by Nandalal Bose, based on themes like Gangavataran, Life of Meera, the battle of Mahabharat and Natir Poojan and some rare paintings from the famous artist Raja Ravi Varma. No doubt, Gaekwad's were the heir to a tradition of oriental refinement, a great patron of the arts, literature, philosophy and science, all these are best depicted through the exteriors and interiors of Kirti Mandir.
Address: Kothi Road, Sayajigunj, Vadodara, India