- Location: Beyt Dwarka 361330, Gujarat, Indian
- Festivals: Janmashtami, Rath Yatra, Tulsi Vivah & All Festival Related To Lord Krishna
- Main Deity: Lord Dwarkadhish (Lord Krishna) For Other Deity Details Click here
- Languages: Gujarati & Hindi
- Darshan Timings: 06.30 AM To 01.00 PM || 5:00 PM To 9:40 PM
- Best Season To Visit: March And October
- Bet Dwarka Contact Number: +919909804898
- Dwarkadhish Temple, Dwarka
- How To Reach
Bet Dwarka is an extremely sacred pilgrimage destination that is believed to have been the original home of Lord Krishna during his years spent in a Dwarka as a king.
The land is located off the coast of Dwarka on the Gulf of Kutch. The other name for Bet Dwarka is Bet Shankhodara. The establishment of the temple is credited to Guru Vallabhacharya.
History of Bet Dwarka
The Bet Dwarka is considered to be the place of Lord Krishna during the ruling of Dwarka. It is claimed that Lord Krishna resides with his family. You recognize what is the meaning of Bet. Let me tell you “Bet” means “Gift” which Lord Krishna Received from His friend Sudama.
In our Ancient Book Mahabharata, we come across the reference of Bet Dwarka understood by the word “Antardvipa”. Bet Dwarka is additionally known as Shankhodara as the place includes a massive number and variety of conch shells. The Temple in the sea is better recognized.
The investigation carried out under the sea encountered the somethings or materials whose age can be said to be the era of Harappan civilization and Mauryan rule. The region was also under the rule of Gaekwad(State of Baroda).
After Independence, the place was under the Saurashtra State which later combined with the State of Mumbai. After the Division of the Gujarat State and Maharashtra State, the Bet Dwarka and also Dwarka came into the Gujarat State.
The inscription of Simhaditya dated 574AD also makes a mention of Dwarka. Bet Dwarka has always stirred the curiosity of archaeologists probably because of the mythical claim that points out that this place actually had been Lord Krishna’s original house in the yesteryears.
It is also believed that a major part of the bet Dwarka land is now drowned in the sea due to continual coastal erosion. Then archaeologists have carried out several explorations on the island and into the sea around the island so as to find some clue to the efficacy of these claims.
The place to visit in the Bet Dwarka
The main places to worship at Bet Dwarka are-
- Sri Keshavrai Ji Temple
This is a lord Krishna temple at Bet Dwarka. The temple is said to stand over the exact residence of Lord Krishna at Bet Dwarka and the original idol at the temple is said to have been established by Lord Krishna’s wife, Devi Rukmani. The idol has a striking resemblance to the idol at
- Dwarkadheesh temple. The only difference is that in this temple the idol holds the shankha or conch in an oblique position. The key offering made at this temple is that of ‘rice’ and this is, of course, a reminiscence of the legendary tale that tells how Sudama; the friend of Lord Krishna had brought him ‘rice’ as a gift.
- Abhaya Mata Temple: This is a small shrine located on the southernmost corner of Bet Dwarka Island and it belongs to the deity goddess, Abhaya Mata.
- Hanuman Dandi
Hanuman Dandi temple of Bet Dwarka enshrines idols of Lord Hanuman and that of Makardhwaja; Hanuman’s son. According to myths, a drop of sweat from Hanuman Ji’s body was gulped by a fish who later delivered a son known by the name of Makardhwaja.
- Radhaji Temple
- Rukmaniji Temple
- Jambavati Temple
- Lakshmi-Narayan Temple
- Satyabhama Temple
- Devaki Mata Temple
- Matsya Temple
Jain Temples In Bet Dwarka:
Bet Dwarka also has Jain Temples where one can pay tribute to 24 Tirthankars of the Jain Community.
Dargahs in Bet Dwarka:
Bet Dwarka is also Two Islamic Dargahs. One Sidi Baba Peer Dargah and Haji Kirmai Dargah are the two main Dargahs which are Located in Bet Dwarka.
How to reach Bet Dwarka?
By Air: Porbandar (95 km) and Jamnagar (145 km) are the closest airports to Dwarka. Take a ride for 15 minutes on a public ferry from Okha shipyard to visit the temple.
By Road: Okha port is the nearest bus station and is well connected. Take a ride for 15 minutes on a public ferry from Okha shipyard to visit the temple.
By Train: Okha has a good rail network. Take a ride for 15 minutes on a public ferry from Okha shipyard to visit the temple.
Boat Timing and Cost in Bet Dwarka
There is no such Timing for the Boat to leave for Bet Dwarka. The Boat is available every 10 to 15 Minutes and once the Boat gets filled with a passenger the boat will leave to Bet Dwarka and take 15 to 20 minutes to reach the Bet Dwarka.
Best Time To Visit Bet Dwarka
The most suitable time to visit Bet Dwarka is between the months of October and March. So, this is the time when the region experiences winters. Winters at the Bet Dwarka are not severe; instead, the weather remains pleasant enough and thus travel-worthy.
The Average temperatures during winters hover around 20-degree centigrade to 28-degree centigrade and are very much bearable. Then summers and monsoons need to be avoided as the summer months; i.e. in April to June are intolerably hot with average temperatures hovering around 40-degree centigrade while the monsoons; I .e.in July to August are uncomfortably humid resulting in profuse perspiration.
|Morning Timing||Evening Timing|
|9.00 AM 1.00 PM||3:00 PM TO 6:00 PM|
The temple is open for all days
Jay Shree Krishna……………………………….