Dwarka is 145 Km away from Jamnagar. The sacred town of the Dwarka. One of the main centers of the Krishna legend sits on the westernmost tip of the Gujarat peninsula, a sentinel overlooking the Arabian Sea.
Dwarka has special importance as one of the major Hindu pilgrim places, known as the capital of Lord Krishna’s Kingdom. 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 very wonderful.
The greatest poet Premanand has in his “Sudama Charit” described its splendid beauty and majesty.
Dwarka is mentioned as the Golden City in Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, Skand Purana, and Vishnu Purana and also in Harivansh and Mahabharat.
Legendary Krishna’s kingdom means Dwarka. Since the place has many historical links with Lord Krishna, devotees take a pilgrimage to Dwarka. It is one of the seven ancient cities of India. Dwarka is an important pilgrimage center. Then it is steeped in legends, being associated with the life of Lord Krishna.
In Puranic times, present-day Dwarka was known as the Kushasthali or Dwaravati and enjoyed pride of place as the most important spot on the Saurashtra coast. Then 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.
The Vajranabh, Lord Krishna’s successor and great-grandson, is believed to have built the present Temple of the Dwarkanath, also called as Trilok Sundar. Many Hindus fervently believe that the temple was erected in one night by a supernatural agency, under Vajranabhs direction.
The Legend has it that when dying, Lord Krishna asked his devotees to leave Swarnadwarika so that the sea could engulf it. After that until this day, Lord Krishna’s city lies buried under the sea. Excavations have revealed that the sea swallowed five settlements, the prese present-day Dwarka being the sixth in line.
The Dwarkadheesh Temple is also known as the Jagad Mandir and it is made from Fine limestone and sand. The spire of this temple is about 170 feet high.
Dwarkadhish Temple Dwarka Darshan Timing
|06:30 am to 08:00 am||Mangla Darshan|
|09:00 am to 09:30 am||Shringar Darshan|
|09:45 am to 10:15 am||Shringar Darshan|
|10:30 am to 10:45 am||Shringar Arti|
|11:20 am to 12:00 pm||Darshan|
|12:20 pm to 01:00 pm||Darshan|
|5:00 pm||First Darshan Uthappan|
|05:45 pm to 07:15 pm||Darshan|
|07:30 pm to 07:45 pm||Sandhya Arti|
|08:10 pm to 08:30 pm||Darshan|
|08:35 pm to 09:00 pm||Darshan|
|09:20 pm to 09:30 pm||Darshan|
Dwarkadhish Temple Dwarka Arti, Bhog and Pooja Timing(Darshan Closed)
Arti, Bhog and Pooja Timing
Arti, Bhog and Pooja
|06:30 am||Mangla Arti|
|08:00 am to 09:00 am||Abhishek Pooja [Snan Vidhi]|
|09:30 am to 09:45 am||Snanbhog|
|10:15 am to 10:30 am||Shringarbhog|
|11:05 am to 11:20 am||Gwal Bhog|
|12:00 pm to 12:20 pm||Rajbhog|
Arti,Bhog and Pooja Timing
Arti, Bhog and Pooja
|05:30 pm to 05:45 pm||Uthappan Bhog|
|07:15 pm to 07:30 pm||Sandhya Bhog|
|08:00 pm to 08:10 pm||Shayanbhog|
|08:30 pm to 08:35 pm||Shayan Arti|
|09:00 pm to 09:20 pm||Bantabhog and Shayan|
Temple is open on every day.