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Temple Timings of Dwarkadhish:
Dwarka Temple Darshan Timing
Timing:- 7 am–12.30 p
Morning 6.30 to Afternoon 13.00
and Evening 5.00 to 9.30There may be changed in timings on special days/ Festivals, kindly verify with the Website/other Sources.
Open and Close Time of Dwarka Temple:
Morning Darshan Time of Dwarka Temple
|Morning 6.30||Mangla Arti|
|7.00 to 8.00||Mangla Darshan|
|8.00 to 9.00||Abhishek Pooja [Snan Vidhi]: Darshan Closed|
|9.00 to 9.30||Shringar Darshan|
|9.30 to 9.45||Snanbhog : Darshan Closed|
|9.45 to 10.15||Shringar Darshan|
|10.15 to 10.30||Shringarbhog: Darshan Closed|
|10.30 to 10.45||Shringar Arti|
|11.05 to 11.20||Gwal Bhog: Darshan Closed|
|11.20 to 12.00||Darshan|
|12.00 to 12.20||Rajbhog: Darshan Closed|
|12.20 to 12.30||Darshan|
|13.00||Anosar, Darshan Closed|
Evening Darshan Time of Dwarka Temple
|5.00 Uthappan||First Darshan|
|5.30 to 5.45||Uthappan Bhog: Darshan Closed|
|5.45 to 7.15||Darshan|
|7.15 to 7.30||Sandhya Bhog: Darshan Closed|
|7.30 to 7.45||Sandhya Arti|
|8.00 to 8.10||Shayanbhog: Darshan Closed|
|8.10 to 8.30||Darshan|
|8.30 to 8.35||Shayan Arti|
|8.35 to 9.00||Darshan|
|9.00 to 9.20||Bantabhog and Shayan : Darshan Closed|
|9.20 to 9.30||Darshan|
|9.30||Darshan Mandir Closed|
Best time to visit At Dwarka Temple
The best time to visit is between November and March, and during Janmashtami which is celebrated grandly here.
Dwarka Temple trust Accommodation:
The best Accommodation of Dwarka Temple trust is Kokila Dhiraj Dham guest house.
About Dwarkadhish Temple
Dwarkadhish Temple has an elaborately tiered main shrine, a carved entrance, and a black-marble idol of Lord Krishna. Dwarka Beach and nearby Dwarka Lighthouse offer views of the Arabian Sea. Southeast, Gaga Wildlife Sanctuary protects migratory birds and endangered species like the Indian wolf.
It’s known as a Hindu pilgrimage site. Dwarka is a city and a municipality of Devbhumi Dwarka district in the state of Gujarat in northwestern India. It is located on the western shore of the Okhamandal Peninsula on the right bank of the Gomti River. Dwarka is one of the Chardham, four sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites, and is one of the Sapta Puri, the seven most ancient religious cities in the country. Dwarka is often identified with the Dwarka Kingdom, the ancient kingdom of Krishna, and is believed to have been the first capital of Gujarat.
The main temple at Dwarka, situated on Gomti creek, is known as Jagat mandir (universal shrine) or Trilok Sundar. Originally believed to be built by Vajranabh, the great-grandson of Lord Krishna, more than 2500 years ago, it is a glorious structure seeming to rise from the waters of the Arabian Sea. Its exquisitely carved Shikhar, reaching 43 m high, and the huge flag made from 52 yards of cloth, can be seen from as far away as 15 km. The grandeur of the temple is enhanced by the flight of 56 steps leading to the rear side of the edifice on the side of the river Gomti.
History Of Dwarkadhish Temple
Dwarka on the western tip of the Kathiawar Peninsula is clubbed with the holiest sites in India – the Char Dhams that include Badrinath, Puri, and Rameshwaram. It is believed that Lord Krishna arrived here from Braj in Uttar Pradesh to build the city. The temple was established by his grandson Vajranabh, the great-grandson of Krishna. over the residential palace of Krishna. It is at the cusp of the Gomti River and the Arabian Sea, providing a scenic backdrop to the spiritual site. It is said that Dwarka was submerged under the sea six times and what we see now is its seventh avatar. The temple itself has a fascinating legend.
The original structure was destroyed by Mahmud Begada in 1472 and subsequently rebuilt in the 16th century. It was also feted by Adi Shankaracharya, the 8th-century Hindu theologian, and philosopher.
Architecture Of Dwarkadhish Temple
The Dwarkadhish Temple is built of soft limestone and consists of a sanctum, vestibule, and a rectangular hall with porches on three sides. There are two gateways: swarga dwar (gate to the heavens), where pilgrims enter, and moksha dwar (gate to liberation), where pilgrims exit.
How to Reach Dwarka
The city is well connected by robust state-run buses.
The city is well connected by a rail network.
Porbandar (90 km) and Jamnagar (140 km) are the closest airports to Dwarka.