Dwarkadhish temple Gujarat is a Hindu temple devoted to Krishna, the ‘King of Dwarka’ the temple is located in Dwarka, Gujarat. It is one of the four sacred cities of Hinduism and is also known as Char Dham pilgrimage circuit. It is situated on the right bank of the Gomti River, on the western edge of the Okhamandal Peninsula. The temple is India’s most well-known Lord Krishna shrines. The Pataka, or temple flag, is changed three times every day. Lord Krishna is reported to have spent around a hundred years in the city of Dwarka.
Dwarka is the mythological city, the living place of Lord Krishna, one of the sacred regions in Gujarat on the Arabian Sea, the extreme west coast of Gujarat (Jamnagar district). Lord Krishna, as he is lovingly known in Gujarat, arrived to Dwarka from Mathura to construct his new kingdom.
Dwaraka’s significance, foundation, planning, and grandeur as the golden city are described in Hindu epics such as the Mahabharata, Harivamsha, Sijupdlavadha, Bhagavad Gita, Skand Purana, and Vishnu Purana. It is widely assumed that Lord Krishna declared Dwarka as his kingdom after leaving Mathura 5,000 years ago. It is one of India’s seven ancient cities.
It is believed that local legend has it that Lord Krishna’s great-grandson Vajranabha built the Dwarkadhish Temple in his honor more than 2,500 years ago. An image of Lord Krishna and an umbrella-shaped structure were present in the initial temple. The Gujarati town of Dwarka has a long history, and the Mahabharata epic refers to it as the Dwaraka Kingdom.
There are many ways to reach Dwarka that depends on where you are coming from. Here are some options:
Airport – The nearest airport is in Jamnagar, which 137 km from Dwarka, and then you can take a cab or a bus and reach Dwarka in about three hours.
Train – Dwarka railway station is the nearest one you can easily reach the temple without facing any difficulty.
Bus – Private and govt bus services are available to Dwarka from Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Jamnagar, Surat, etc and even from neighboring states.