Culture & Heritage
Porbandar, the historical port city of India, is famous for many reasons but the most important reason is that Mahatma Gandhi was born here. The people in Porbandar are warm and nice. They boast of a very rich cultural heritage and their festivals are a visual treat. The Porbandar is land of Sant(Divine Souls), Shura(Brave Souls), Sati(Holy Mothers) and Sevak(Selfless servants of the people) and literacy Geniuses.
Porbandar in Gujarat, India is famous all over the world as the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation. People and culture of Porbandar makes the city even more special since it has adhered to its culture and traditions and has carried forward the legacy, which was bestowed upon it by people like Mahatma Gandhi.
The city of Porbandar is a developed city and is an important port of Western India. The city has a rich cultural heritage and rich history. The population of Porbandar is around 133,083 and the literacy rate is quite high. The people in Porbandar are mostly engaged in agriculture, fishing, mineral industry and they speak Gujarati. A section of the population of Porbandar is artistically very sound. Their handiworks and architecture bear a mark of excellence. Some of the historical sites in Porbandar are regarded as the example of the king’s patronage of art and architecture. In Porbandar stone is preferred to build structures more than wood. The famous Mer Dandiya Ras is very popular and show cased in every cultural festival across the state and it has been displayed in the Republic Day Parade at the National Level.
The culture of the Gujaratis is unique in nature. They have many colorful festivals throughout the year. The festivals of the Porbandar people display a riot of colors. Festivals like the Hollika and Navratri are very famous all across the country and people from all other states visit Porbandar during this festive season.