India is well-known for its culture where there had the incarnation of many Hindu divinities. Krishna is the most famous Hindu divinity who is known as the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Dwarkadish is known as Jagat Mandir and Nija Mandir, dedicated to Lord Krishna. Here devotees worshiped Lord Krishna by the name Dwarkadhish i.e. The King of Dwarka.
Dwarkadhish Temple is in Dwarka which is situated in Jamnagar district of Gujarat state and famous for religious places of Lord Krishna. During the trip of Dwarkadhish, you can able to know more about people around Lord Krishna, his friends, and his family.
Gujarat is a city of holy pilgrimages; you start from Dwarka and move to Somnath Temple. Somnath Temple is the Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva, believed to be the first among the twelve. It is located in Prabhas Patan near Veraval in Saurashtra on the western coast of Gujarat.
When you are in Gujarat how can one leave Gir National Park where you acquaintance with Wildlife Reserve. Get a chance to see and observe the Natural habitat of wild animals.
History Of Dwarkadhish:
Dwarkadhish temple has the five-storey building, having 72 pillars to hold up. As per the archaeologists, this temple is 2200-2000 years old. The temple was expanding in the 15-16th century. It is Pushtimarg temple, i.e selfless and motiveless love for Shri Krishna. Here, the procedure and customs produced by Shree Vallabhaharya and Shree Vitheleshnathji are followed. Both were the true lover of Shri Krishna and devoted their whole lives for the sewa of Lord Krishna.
The word Dwarka derived from Dwar+ka. Dwar means door. In ancient times, its affluent port was the gate of the main land. "Ka" means the Brahma, means the gateway of Moksha.
About The Temple
There are two main gates of the temple: north and south. The north entrance is known as “Moksha Dwara” i.e door to salvation and south entrance is known as “ Swarga Dwara” i.e gate to heaven.
The 5-storey temple has the main deity of Lord Krishna in his dark black looks which is so attractive that the devotees who come to offer prayer experience the presence of the lord in the temple. The other holy places inside the temple are committed to Subhadra, Balrama, Revathy, Sathyabhama Devi, Rukhmani Devi, Jambayathi Devi, Vasudeva and Devaki.
There are 56 steps outside the gateway which directed to the Gomati River.
Timing of Opening of Temple:
Morning : 06:30AM - 01:00PM
Evening : 05:00PM - 09:30PM
|Timing of Aarti & Abhishek|
|07:00 - 08:00||Mangla Darshan|
|08:00 - 09:00||Abhishek Pooja [Snan Vidhi]: Darshan Closed|
|09:00 - 09:30||Shringar Darshan|
|09:30 - 09:45||Snanbhog : Darshan Closed;|
|09:45 - 10:15||Shringar Darshan|
|10:15 - 10:30||Shringar Bhog: Darshan Closed|
|10:30 - 10:45||Shringar Arti|
|11:05 - 11:20||Gwal Bhog: Darshan Closed|
|11:20 - 12:00||Darshan|
|12:00 - 12:20||Raj Bhog: Darshan Closed|
|12:20 - 12:30||Darshan|
|13:00||Anosar, Darshan Closed|
How To Reach To Dwarkadhish
Dwarka is well connected through roads, trains and air. There are different routes from the different places
By Air: There are different airports near to Dwarka.
- Porbandar Airport (PBD), Porbandar, Gujarat (95 km far from Dwarka)
- Govardhanpur Airport (JGA), Jamnagar, Gujarat (110 km far from Dwarka)
- Rajkot Airport , Rajkot, Gujarat ( 225 km far from Dwarka)
- Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahemedabad, Gujarat (450 Km far from Dwarka)
By Road: Dwarka is well connected to many State highways of the different neighbouring cities. There is a facility of State Transport Corporation Buses to commute to Dwarka from the different regions and cities. Private Bus service is also available from the different cities like Amerli, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Porbandar, Vadodara, etc..
By Rail: Dwarka has well networked to railways lines. The nearest railway stations are:
- Dwarka Railway Station (2.6 km far)
- Varvala Railway Station (7.5 km far)
- Gorinja Railway Station (11 km far)
- Bhimrana Railway Station (18.4 km far)
- Okha Railway Station (13.6 km far)
- Okha Madhi Railway Station (22.9 km far)
Best Time To Visit Dwarkadhish - October-February
The best time to visit Dwarkadhish is October-February, the winter months are quite pleasant in which you can enjoy the utmost. The rest of period there is a dry and rainy season in which it is hard to explore and difficult to travel the beautiful outdoor sightseeing places.
Depart from Delhi – Ahmedabad by Air and move to Dwarka by AC buses
After arrival at Ahmedabad Airport, we start our journey to Dwarka by AC buses. This is approximate around 7-8 hours journey covering the distance of 438.1 km.
In Dwarka, check-in Budget AC Hotel. Stay at night and repose in a hotel.
Prayer at Dwarkadhish Temple, Nageshwar Mahadev Jyotirlinga, Rukmani Devi Temple, Beyt Dwarka by Ferry and Gopi Talav
Dwarkadhish is situated at Gomti creek. It is well-known as Jagat Mandir or Trilok Sunder. It was constructed by Vajranabh, the great-grandson of Shri Krishna over 2500 years ago.
Nageshwar Mahadev Jyotirlinga: This temple is famous as Nagnath Temple. It is situated on the way of Gomati Dwarka and the Bait Dwarka Island on the coast of Saurashtra in Gujarat. It signifies the protection of all poisons.
Rukmani Devi Temple: Rukmani Devi was Shri Krishna’s chief queen. It is located 2 kilometers away from Dwarka. The temple is richly carved and believed to be 2500 year old
Beyt Dwarka by Ferry: Beyt Dwarka is believed to be Shri Krishna's residence when he was a king of Dwarka. It is situated approximately 35 km from Dwarka. It is an island surrounded by sea from all sides; we have to take a 15 minutes ferry journey to reach there. Cameras and mobiles are prohibited in Beyt Dwarka, you have to be deposited these at the counter.
Gopi Talav: Gopi Talav is located 20 km north of Dwarka. It is a small pond which has an ancient story related to it. The stories of Krishna and gopiya in Vrindavan are very famous. When Shri Krishna had departed from Vrindavan, gopiya could not tolerate Krishna's separation. They had united with Shri Krishna at the moonlight night and merged in the soil at this place. That's why the soil is yellow in color and offered as Gopi Chandan. Stay at night in Dwarka.
Proceed to Somnath. Prayer at Sudama ji Temple on the way. In the afternoon visit – Somnath Temple, Balka Tirth, Golok Dham, Dau ji ki Gufa, Triveni Sangam
In the morning after taking breakfast, you will move to the Somnath. The distance from Dwarka to Somnath is 232 Km. You drop at Sudama Temple which en route to Somnath. Sudama Temple is devoted to the Shri Krishna's childhood friend "Sudama. It is situated in the center of Porbandar City. This temple shows the true bond between Shri Krishna and Sudama
Somnath Temple: The Somnath Temple is situated on Prabhas Patan close to Veraval in Saurashtra in Gujarat. It is a temple of Shiva which is believed to be the first among the twelve Jyotirlinga Shrines. Other sites in the temple are Shri Kapardi Vinayak and Shri Hanuman Temple. Vallabhghat is a beautiful sunset point. "Jay Somnath" is a Sound and Light Show demonstrates every night during 8.00 to 9.00, which gives an ethereal experience to the visitors.
Balka Tirth: Balka Tirth is a temple of Lord Krishna where was mistakenly hit an arrow by a hunter Jara. After that, he left the earth for the heavenly abode. It is approx 5 Km away from Somnath. It is a very calm and soothing place.
Golokdham Teerth: Golokdham Teerth is also known as Dehotsarg Theerth. It is around 4 km away from Balka Teerth. It is a consecrated place from where Lord Krishna left for Vaikunta. After Krishna was smitten by an arrow at Balka Teerth, he moved to here and left this mortal world.
Dau ki Gufa: This is a temple of Lord Krishna's elder brother Baldev. Krishna called him by Dau which means elder brother. As per legend, Baldev cast off his human form from this cave and went to the netherworld. It was believed that Baldev was an incarnation of Sheshnag, the king of snakes.
Triveni Sangam: Triveni Sangam is considered as a very sacred Moksha Tirtha for Hindus. It is a confluence of the three rivers Hiran, Kapila and Saraswati from where these rivers merged into the Arabian Sea. It is believed that a dip in the river at this ghat purify the body and washed away all the sins committed in the life.
Night stay at budget AC hotel in Somanth
In the morning move to Sasan Gir
After breakfast, you move to Gir National wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat, western India where you acquaintance the natural habitat of animals. Thrill at Devalia Safari Park where you see Asiatic lions, leopards, and antelopes. The Kamleshwar Dam has swamp birds and crocodiles, such as Indian skimmers and pelicans.
In the evening, you can opt Diu Visit at your own expense. Night stay at Somnath
Depart from Somnath– Ahmedabad - Delhi
In the morning, after having breakfast you move to Ahmedabad Airport by AC buses.
The distance from Somnath to Ahmedabad is approx. 400 km and takes around 7 hours. At Ahmedabad Airport, you take the Delhi flight to reach your sweet home.
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