Dwarkadhish Temple is one of the four major pilgrimages of the Hindus. Located at Dwarka in Gujarat. The Dwarkadhish temple, commonly known as the Jagat Mandir and occasionally spelled Dwarakadheesh is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Krishna, who is worshiped here by the name Dwarkadhish, or 'King of Dwarka'. The temple became part of the Char Dham pilgrimage considered sacred by Hindus in India, after Adi Shankaracharya, the 8th century Hindu theologian and philosopher, visited the shrine.
The majestic five-storied structure of Dwarkadhish Temple stands high on the confluence of Gomati River and Arabian Sea. Built with the support of 72 pillars, Dwarkadhish Mandir presents a sight to behold. Elevated to the height of 78.3 meters, the spire of temple dominates the skyline of Dwarka. An eighty-four foot long multicolored flag, adorned with the symbols of the sun and moon, waves from the dome of temple. It is said that originally the temple was built over the 'Hari-Griha' (Lord Krishna's residential place) by Vajranabha, the grandson of Lord Krishna.
SANCTUM: Lord Krishna
DATE BUILT: 8th century
Morning-6.30 to Afternoon 1.00 PM
Evening-5.00 to 9.30 PM
HOW TO REACH
- By Air: The closest airport is located at Jamnagar, about 137 km away. From there one can hire a taxi to make it to the Dwarka city.
- By Rail: Dwarka is nestled on the Ahmedabad-Okha rail route connecting to the other main railheads. One can get on the trains from Mumbai (Saurashtra Mail), Bangalore (Vivek Express), Madurai (Vivek Express), Guwahati (Dwarka Express) and Ahmedabad (Gorakhpur Express) to reach the holy city of Lord Krishna.
- By Road: Dwarka is easily accessible by road from the destinations:Ahmedabad - 481kms, Rajkot - 217 km, Gandhinagar - 481 km, Jamnagar - 148 kms.
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OTHERS PLACE TO VISIT
Somnath Temple: One of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord shiva, Somnath Temple has been devastated six times and restructured six times. It is a 4 hours drive from the beautiful city of Dwarka in the state of Gujarat. According to the legends Soma God constructed the temple in gold, Lord Krishna constructed in wood and Brahmarakshasa King of Lanka, Ravana constructed in silver.
Gita Mandir: Erected during 1970 by Birlas, Gita Mandir stands proudly at the western part of the town. Its well engraved walls and embroidered ceilings are decorated with the famous religious songs of Bhagavad Gita. Lodging facilities are also available for devotees inside the temple.
Rukshmani Mandir: Experience the story of affection and separation at the most significant temple devoted to Lord Krishna's companion Goddess Rukmini. It is a must visit for its great architectural exquisiteness and magnificence, chiefly the pictures of her life with the Lord dating back to 12th century.
WEBSITE & CONTACT
Shree Dwarkadhish Temple Dwarka
Dist.: Jamnagar, Gujarat- India.
Pincode: 361 335,
Phone: STD CODE +91- 2892, Office: 234080 Res: 234090