Guj: પોરબંદર pōrabandara

‘Porav’s Port’  -City/District, Gujarat.

From Porav Mata and Guj: bandar,port’, ‘harbour’, ‘port-town’.

The guardian and patron goddess of the town is Porav Mata whose temple, at the mouth of the creek, was built in the 8thC.

This ancient port (with ancient quays dating back to the Indus Valley Civilization) and ex-princely state was the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Gujarat place names.

 

Gandhi’s Birthplace, Porbandarr       Samadolfo