6. Before it was struck by the devastating earthquake of 2001, this
glorious building was home to the Willingdon Secretariat and the
Mani Mandir Temple.
The magnificent complex had more then 130 rooms along with a
The Mani Mandir temple located in the central courtyard
enshrines a collection of deities including Laxmi Narayan, Shri
Ram, Wagheswar Mahadev, Mahakali Ma, Radha Krishna and
Ref: Thoughts by ILF Spark Vaishali Shah
Mani Mandir is often known as Wagh Mahal in
memory of Morbi’s erstwhile ruler, Thakor Saheb
Sir Waghji, who had built it as an eternal
testimony of everlasting love for his beloved Mani
7. Details of Mani Mandir
• Total area of the Willingdon Secretariat is;
• - 4900m2 on ground floor
• - 4150m2 on first floor
• - 255m2 a part of second floor
• Built in yellow sandstone in the tradition of the Indo-Saracenic style
• The Secretariat building has a large central courtyard housing the
Mani Mandir temple.
• Built in the 1930s by the ruler of Morbi
21. Some Remarks
• Not too old structure , but needs attention to maintain it.
• Can be converted to Museum of Morbi State.
• Proper marketing required to increase tourism aspect.
• Its required to protect the structure of Mani Mandir from
UNKNOWN- UNLAWFUL-UNFAITHFUL structure constructed after
2001 earthquake which can convert the Mani Mandir to something