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Dwarka

Lying on the extreme western tip of the Kathiawar; peninsula, Dwarka is one of the four most sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites in India and is closely related to the Krishna legend. It was here that Krishna set up his capital after fleeing from Mathura. Dwarkanath, the name of the main temple here, is dedicated to Krishna. Dwarka is situated towards the western-most part of the Indian state of Gujarat. Located on the tip of the Saurashtra peninsula on the Arabian Sea, Dwarka was once referred to as the Golden City. Dwaraka has remarkable religious significance & is categorized under both the ‘Chardham’ sites and the ‘sapta-puris’ (seven sacred cities). The name ‘Dwarka’ that came from two words – dwara (door) and ka (Brahma) – stood for ‘gateway to the spiritual union with Brahma’. Dwarka is one of the ancient cities of India with a history that dates back to the 1500 BC and is linked to the ancient Hindu texts like the Gita and Puranas. Dwarka is associated with the life of Lord Krishna, who is believed to be one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Accordi...

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Dwarka
Lying on the extreme western tip of the Kathiawar; peninsula, Dwarka is one of the four most sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites in India and is closely related to the Krishna legend. It was here that Krishna set up his capital after fleeing from Mathura. Dwarkanath, the name of the main temple here, is dedicated to Krishna. Dwarka is situated towards the western-most part of the Indian state of Gujarat. Located on the tip of the Saurashtra peninsula on the Arabian Sea, Dwarka was once referred to as the Golden City. Dwaraka has remarkable religious significance & is categorized under both the ‘Chardham’ sites and the ‘sapta-puris’ (seven sacred cities). The name ‘Dwarka’ that came from two words – dwara (door) and ka (Brahma) – stood for ‘gateway to the spiritual union with Brahma’. Dwarka is one of the ancient cities of India with a history that dates back to the 1500 BC and is linked to the ancient Hindu texts like the Gita and Puranas. Dwarka is associated with the life of Lord Krishna, who is believed to be one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. According to legend, Dwarka was submerged in water after the death of Lord Krishna and the demise of the Yadava Dynasty. The present-day Dwarka was the Kushasthali of the ancient times which enjoyed a proud spot along the Saurashtra coast. It is believed that Dwarka was rebuilt six times by different civilisations and the present-day Dwarka is the 7th one. The search for the lost city of Dwarka commenced in the early 1930’s. Archeologists of the marine Archeology Unit (MAU) discovered the immersed township of Dwarka during their explorations which were conducted in 1983 – 1990. This submerged township was built in six sectors and its general layout corresponded to the descriptions of the golden city of Dwarka as mentioned in the ancient texts. Copper coins, foundations of boulders, old constructions, pottery samples, etc. that date back to around 1500 BC were also excavated. Present-day Dwarka sits on the right side of the river banks of the Gomati. Dwarka is a renowned historical and religious site and has the Dwarkadheesh Temple or Jagat Temple, which was built more than 2000 years ago. The Dwarkadheesh temple of Dwarka, built as per ancient Hindu architecture, is a five storey, ornate temple that rests on 60 pillars. Nageshwar Mahadev, Rukmini Temple, Bhalka Tirth, Gomati Ghat Temples, etc. are some other popular pilgrim spots in Dwarka. Dwarka is also the seat of Adi Shankaracharya, who established four ‘maths’ in four different parts of India. The Sharada Peetha of Dwarka is a famous research centre of Sanskrit language.

How to Reach By Air By Train By Bus


•    By Air: The closest domestic airport to Dwarka is located at Jamnagar, which is about 137 km away. There are 
      regular flights from Jamnagar to Mumbai International Airport. Taxi cabs are available from Jamnagar airport to
      Dwarka.
•    By Train: Dwarka railway station in the Ahmedabad - Okha rail route is connected to other major railway stations.
•    By Bus: Gujrat state road transport buses connect Dwarka with all major cities in the state. Luxury coach tourist
     buses are also available from nearby cities to Dwarka.


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Janmasthami Fair
This is celebrated in the month of August and September. It is a major festival in Dwarka. Most of the legends of Lord Krishna feature this city and is a major pilgrim spot for the Hindus.


Attraction points
» Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple
» Dwarkadeesh Temple
» Rukmini Devi Temple
» Gomati Ghat Temples
» Gita Mandir
» Beyt Dwarka



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