Dwarka Dwarkadhish Temple The Dwarkadhish temple located at Dwarka on Gomti creek , Gujarat . The Dwarkadhish temple, also known as the Jagat Mandir also spelled Dwarakadheesh, is dedicated to the god Krishna, who is worshiped here by the name Dwarkadhish, or 'King of Dwarka'. Dwarka One of The Panch Dwarka Temple in Gujarat or a pilgrimage to the 5 abodes of Lord Krishna Dwarka is 145 Kms. from Jamnagar.
The sacred town of Dwarka, one of the main centres of the Krishna legend . Dwarka or the golden city is famous for being the abode of Lord Krishna. . Dwarka has a special importance as one of the major Hindu pilgrim place, known as the capital of Lord Krishna's Kingdom .Dwarka is both a part of the Char Dham and the Sapta Puri holy spots. Dwarka the name signifies door to Brahma (Dwar +Ka). Sri Krishna who is one of the incarnations of Vishnu is believed to have resided in Dwarka and this is why the town is filled with beautiful temples. Some of these temples are Nageshwar Mahadev, Gomti Ghat Temple, Rukmini Math, Bhalka Tirth etc.
Dwarka is one of the four most important pilgrim places. It is also an important historical monument. The architecture of the old Dwarka of Shri Krishna is majestic and wonderful. The great poet Premanand has in his "Sudama Charit" described its splendid beauty and majesty.Dwarka is mentioned as Golden City in Shrimad Bhagvad Gita, Skand Purana, Vishnu Purana and also in Harivansh and Mahabharat. Legendary Krishna's kingdom means Dwarka. Since the place has historical links with the Lord Krishna, devotes take a pilgrimage to Dwarka. It is one of the seven ancient cities of India.
Legend of Dwarka- Dwarka is an important pilgrimage center. It is steeped in legends, being associated with the life of Lord Krishna. In Puranic times, present-day Dwarka was known as Kushasthali or Dwaravati and enjoyed pride of place as the most important spot on the Saurashtra coast. It is said that Lord Krishna, after slaying Kansa, left his abode at Mathura and traveled with the entire Yadava community to the coast of Saurashtra where he founded a town and named it Swarnadwarika. Vajranabh, Lord Krishnas successor and great grandson, is believed to have built the present temple Dwarkanath, also called Trilok Sundar.
Vajranabh, Lord Krishna's successor and great grandson, is believed to have built the present temple Dwarkanath, also called Trilok Sundar. Many Hindus fervently believe that the temple was erected in one night by a supernatural agency, under Vajranabh's direction. Legend has it that when dying, Lord Krishna asked his devotees to leave Swarnadwarika so that the sea could engulf it. Until this day, Lord Krishna's city lies buried under the sea. Excavations have revealed that the sea swallowed five settlements, the present-day Dwarka being the sixth in line.