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.

The 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.

The 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.

The 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.



Last Updated on 19th January 2013