Shri Hari Mandir Temple
At a distance of 8 km from Porbandar Railway Station, Shri Hari Mandir is a well-known temple located at Virpur locality of Porbandar, Gujarat. Situated opposite to Porbandar Airport, it is one amongst the premier educational institutes providing Vedic Education in India and one of the must-visit places in Porbandar.
Also referred to as the Sandipani Vidyaniketan, Sri Hari Mandir is actually an institution that provides Vedic education and practical training in rituals of Hinduism to Rishikul students. The construction of the temple was started by Sri Bhaisri in the year 1992. It was completed in the year 2006 and an event called 'Sandipani Mandir Mahotsav', was conducted to mark the inauguration of Mandir. There are various students that have enrolled themselves and receive the Vedic knowledge about the different Hindu rituals. Just like a Buddhist monastery, this Gurukul serves as a home, school, and workplace for the students that are receiving the Vedic knowledge.
Covering an area of 85 acres, the temple is built in the Rajasthani style of architecture. This monument has a length of 105 feet and its entire complex comprises a total of 66 pillars. The temple houses the idols of various Hindu deities like Goddess Durga, Goddess Parvati, Lord Ganesh, Shri Lakshmi Narayan, Lord Krishna, and Lord Hanuman. One can also see statues of Mahatma Gandhi and his wife in the temple premises. Apart, the temple also has an auditorium with a seating capacity of 2000 people which is used for cultural and spiritual activities.
Timings: 7.30 AM - 1 PM & 4.30 PM - 8 PM