Dwarka, the capital of the kingdom of Lord Krishna, is one the frequently visited places for tourists in India. Apart from having a religious connection to it, lot of mythology is interwoven into the royal city of Dwarka. So, the tourists on tour to Dwarka, keep pouring in hundreds and thousands to enthrall themselves by its imperialism and grace. Dwarkadhish Temple is one of the four major pilgrimages of the Hindus. The city of Dwarka is regarded as the 'Gateway to Moksha (Salvation)'. The term 'Dwarkadhish' refers to Lord Krishna, who is regarded as the "Lord of Dwarka". In the main shrine, the central altar embraces the idol of Lord Dwarkadhish. The image is presented in the form of four-armed Vishnu (Lord Krishna is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu) known as Trivikrama. Besides these, there are shrines dedicated to Devaki (mother of Lord Krishna), Veni-madhava (Lord Vishnu), Radhika, Jambuvati, Satyabhama, Lakshmi, Saraswati and Lakshmi-Narayan in the temple complex. In the temple, worship or puja is conducted by Aboti Brahmins (a particular caste of Brahmins, who have been performing pooja for centuries). Every day, Arti is performed at regular intervals and 'abhishek' (bathing ceremony) is done. The Lord is decked in new clothes, jewels and flowers. Janmashtami is the major festival that is celebrated at Dwarkadhish Temple. At the time of festival, the entire temple is festooned with lights. Every year, the temple witness millions of devotees and pilgrims, one can come to seek salvation, with the blessings of the Lord.
Location: Gujarat , In District Jamnagar
Altitude: 0 Meters
Temperature: (Summer 23 to 42°C) & (winter 9 °C to 34 °C)
Languages spoken: Gujarati & Hindi
Nearest Airports: Dwarka railway station in Ahmedabad is the nearest station
Main Railway Station: The closest domestic airport to Dwarka is located at Jamnagar.
Main Bus Station or Road: Bus facilities from all the major cities and town are available.
Distance of a few Major Towns from Dwarka:
Mithapur-20km, Okha-32km, Jamnagar-136km, Porbandar-103km, Khambhalia-82km.
People of Dwarka serve Khamman dokla and sweet buttermilk (Lassi), Gujarati, South and North Indian cuisines. Gujarati thali is very popular. Liquor is strictly prohibited in this town.
Getting around the destination:
Bus and Rickshaw and Auto Rickshaw facilities are provided to get around the destination in Dwarka
Shopping Areas & Entertainment:
The city of Dwarka being a part of the state of Gujarat, is a hub for shoppers who love to indulge in ethnic items. Outside the premises of the temples and other tourist spots, people can avail of a wide array of shopping objects which breathe of the Gujarati folk culture.
Best Time to visit:
October to March is the best time to visit.
Somnath Mahadev Fair and Mahashivratri are the two major festivals and events in Dwarka that are celebrated with much fanfare and gusto throughout the temple town