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Dwarkadhish Temple In Gujarat

Dwarkadhish
calendarAug 03 2017
Dwarkadhish Temple is one of the four major pilgrimages of the Hindus. Located at Dwarka in Gujarat, the temple is connected by regular buses from various towns and cities in Gujarat. The nearest airport is located at Jamnagar that lies at a distance of 146 kms from Dwarka. The city of Dwarka is regarded as the Gateway to Moksha (Salvation). The term Dwarkadish refers to Lord Krishna, who is regarded as the "Lord of Dwarka".

Dwarka which was known as Suvarna Dwarka (The Golden Dwarka) had been very prosperous and hence got the name. The Dwarkadhish temple honours Krishna Bhagwan and attracts thousands of pilgrims from different parts of the country. The Dwarka of Krishnas time lies submerged under the Arabian Sea. Tradition has itthat Krishnas residence was at Bet Dwarka, a few kms from the mainland Dwarka.

Legend
As per Hindu legend, Dwarka was built on a piece of land by Krishna that was reclaimed from the sea. Sage Dhurvasa once visited Krishna and his wife Rukmini. The sage wished that the pair took him to their palace. The pair readily agreed and started walking with the sage to their palace. After some distance, Rukmini got tired and she requested some water from Krishna. Krishna dug a mythical hole that brought in river Ganga to the place. Sage Dhurvasa was furious and cursed Rukmini to remain in the place. The temple where Rukminis shrine is found, is believed to the place where she stood.

Location
The Dwarkadhish temple is located in the town of Dwarka, on the banks of the Gomati River, in the district of Jamnagar in Gujarat. Dwarka is the administrative headquarters of Jamnagar’s Okhamandal Taluka and is a picturesque town to the western end of the country overlooking the Arabian Sea.

Dwarkadhish Temple

Dwarkadhish
calendarAug 03 2017