Dwarkadhish Temple – Gujarat
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The Dwarkadhish temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Krishna, who is worshipped here as Dwarkadhish, or ‘King of Dwarka.’ This beautiful temple is made of soft limestone and sand, and it looks like it is rising from the Arabian Sea. It is also known as Jagat Mandir or Trilok Sundar. It is thought to be about 2,500 years old and was built by Lord Krishna’s great-grandson Vajranabh. The temple has a spire (shikhara) that is 43 metres tall and has intricate carvings on it. It also has a huge flag that is 52 yards long. The temple’s sanctum sanctorum is in a rectangular hall with porches on three sides.
The temple complex has two huge gates: Swarga Dwar, which means “gate to heaven,” and Moksha Dwar, which means “gate to freedom.” The beauty of the temple is enhanced by a flight of 56 steps that lead to the back of the building. The temple is a five-story building that is 100 feet tall and supported by 72 pillars. The bottom part of the temple was built in the 16th century, while the tall steeple, with its many small towers, was built in the 19th century. The interior of the temple is much simpler than the outside, except for the opulent sanctum sanctorum where the idol of Lord Dwarkadhish is kept.
Nearby Places to See
It is a point of beach on the island of Beyt Dwarka that is surrounded by water on three sides! The Dunny point is the tip of a narrow kilometre-long peninsula that has jutted into the water in this location. Dwarka is 31 kilometres from Okha, the island’s boarding location. Between Okha and Beyt Dwarka, a bridge is being built that will provide direct access to Dunny Point.
The architectural evidence dates the structure to the 12th century, despite the fact that it is said to be a temple with a 2500-year history. In the 12th century, the original temple was likely completely rebuilt or restructured. This beautiful temple is devoted to Devi Rukmini, Bhagawan Krishna’s wife, and features lovely motifs.
The lighthouse offers a break from the holy sites in Dwarka. It was constructed in 1962 and is 140 feet tall.
Sudama, a childhood friend of Bhagwan Krishna, is honoured in the name of the magnificent suspension bridge that spans the Gomti River.
It is one of the nation’s 12 Jyotirling temples. The 80-foot-tall Shiva statue in sitting position is the temple’s main draw. The distance between Dwarka and the temple is 20 kilometres.
Things to Buy
Things to buy include Photos & small sculptures of Krishna,Patola silk sarees,Handicrafts,Brassware,Traditional footwear
Foods to Relish
Gujarati Thali,Gujia (sweet)