Shri Dwarkadhish Temple Quick Facts

PlaceDwarka City, Gujarat State, (India)
Built in15th-16th century
Built byVrajnabh
TypeHistorical Hindu Temple
DedicatedLord Krishna
Other nameJagat Mandir and Trilok Sundar Mandir
Waking hoursFrom 6:30 am to 1 pm and in the evening from 5 pm to 9:30 pm.

Shri Dwarkadhish Temple Overview

Shri Dwarkadhish Temple is located in the city of Dwarka in the state of Gujarat, India. It is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. This temple is built on the banks of river Gomti. Shri Dwarkadhish Temple is also known as Jagat Mandir. Lord Krishna is known as Dwarkadhish, which means "King of Dwarka", and Lord Krishna is worshiped by the same name in Dwarka.

Shri Dwarkadhish Temple History

The original structure of the temple was built by Shri Krishna's great-grandson Vrajbhan. This place of the temple was earlier the residential place of "Hari Griha" Lord Krishna. Shri Dwarkadhish Temple has now become a part of the Char Dham considered sacred by Hindus.

In which the Rameshwaram temple, the temple of Badrinath and the temple of Puri are included. According to Archaeological experts, temple is about 2,200 - 2,500 years old. Dwarkadhish Temple is a Pushtimarg temple. According to Pushtimarg, there are two types of service – Naam-Seva and Swaroop-Seva. This devotional field has been given by Mahapubhu Shrivallabhacharya ji.

Shri Dwarkadhish Temple Interesting Facts

  1. There is a Monument inside the temple, dedicated to the visit of Lord Krishna.
  2. Adi Shankaracharya, the greatest Hindu theologian and philosopher of the 8th century, visited the Shri Dwarkadhish Temple.
  3. The Findings of the Archaeological Survey of India suggest that this temple is about 2,200 - 2,500 years old.
  4. The length of the temple area is 21 meters (from east to west) and the width of the temple is 23 meters (from north to south), with the highest peak of the temple being 51.8 meters high.
  5. A Flag hoists on the top of the temple, which depicts the symbols of the Sun and the Moon. Along with this, people believe that Lord Krishna will live as long as the Sun and the Moon are present on the earth.
  6. The Flag of the temple is changed 5 times a day, but there is no change in the symbol.
  7. This temple is supported by 72 pillars and is the main temple of the 5-storey building.
  8. This Temple is also known as Jagat Mandir or Nija Mandir.
  9. The Temple is built of limestone which is still in pristine condition and which reflects the oldest style of India.
  10. Shri Dwarkadhish temple has two entrance gates, the main gate facing north is called "Moksha Dwar". Its first gate leads to the main market. Apart from this, the second entrance of the temple is in the south direction, which is called "Swarg Dwar". Along with this, the south gate leads to the river Gomti and there are 56 steps outside to reach this gate.
  11. The Krishna Janmashtami festival, Gokulashtami or Krishna's birthday program, was started in the Dwarkadhish temple between 1473 AD and 1531 AD. Which is now celebrated every year with great enthusiasm.

How to reach Shri Dwarkadhish Temple

  • Dwarka Railway Station, at a distance of about 1 kilometer from Dwarkadhish Temple, is connected to many places.
  • Apart from this, Jamnagar airport is at a distance of about 47 kms from Dwarkadhish temple also you can take a flight from here to Porbandar Airport and from this, the temple of Dwarka is only 98 kms away.

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