Dwarka, Gujarat

Dwarka is an ancient city in Gujarat, a state in northwestern India. It is regarded as a Hindu pilgrimage place. The ancient Dwarkadhish Temple contains a tiered main shrine, a carved entrance, and a black marble Lord Krishna figure. The Arabian Sea may be seen from Dwarka Beach and the neighboring Dwarka Lighthouse.

Places to visit

  • Dwarkadhish Temple : Dwarkadhish Temple, also known as the Jagat Mandir, is a Chalukya-styled temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. Dwarka's history extends back to the Mahabharata's Kingdom of Dwaraka. The five-story main shrine, made of limestone and sand, is magnificent in its own right. The 2200-year-old architecture is thought to have been erected by Vajranabha, who built it on land reclaimed from the sea by Lord Krishna. The temple has elaborate sculptural craftsmanship done by the historical dynasties who controlled the region, as well as the spectacular black idol of Lord Krishna. Other shrines within the temple are dedicated to Subhadra, Balarama, Revathy, Vasudeva, Rukmini, and many others.
  • Distance: Dwarkadhish Temple is 1.3 kilometres away from Dwarka

  • Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple: The Nageshwar Temple in Dwarka is one of India's 12 Jyotirlingas. It is situated on the coast of Saurashtra in Gujarat, between Gomati Dwarka and Bait Dwarka Island. The major deity here, Lord Shiva, also known as Nageshwar Mahadev, is also known as Nagnath Temple. Those who pray at the Nageshwar Jyotirlinga, according to the Shiva Purana, become rid of all poisons, snake bites, and worldly attractions. The statue or Linga here faces south, as opposed to other Nageshwar temples. The huge 80-foot-tall statue of Lord Shiva is a main attraction of Nageshwar Temple. The temple itself is built in the traditional Hindu style. The Nageshwar Shiva Linga is fashioned of the Dwarka Shila, a stone with little chakras on it. It is shaped like a 3-mukh Rudraksha. The significance of Nageshwar Jyotirlinga originates from the fact that it is thought to be the first of India's 12 Jyotirlingas. The temple is built on the human body's sayanam (sleeping) posture, according to Vaastu Shastra principles.
  • Distance: Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple is 17 kilometres away from Dwarka

  • Dwarka Lighthouse: The Dwarka Lighthouse stands 43 meters tall. The Dwarka Lighthouse is not only a beautiful place to see the sunset, but it also has an excellent architectural style. Dwarka Lighthouse's present lightbulb version replaced a previous oil-lamp version built between 1960 and 1962. This light tower was inaugurated on July 15, 1962, by the transport minister of the time, Mr. Raj Bahadur. By 1988, the lighthouse additionally had an enveloping radar with fog-sensing indications transmitted via noises and vibration. Suryamukhi Ganesha Temple is right behind the Dwarka Lighthouse.
  • Distance: Dwarka Lighthouse is 1.6 kilometres away from Dwarka

  • Dwarka Beach: Dwarka Beach, located along the Arabian Sea shore, is a relaxing day out in the coastal holy site of Dwarka. Dwarka beach is home to some historic temples from the 1100s and 1200s, as well as spectacular coral reefs. Aside from the food kiosks, there are also some colourful shell and bead stalls.
  • Distance: Dwarka Beach is 1.7 kilometres away from Dwarka

How to Reach

  • By Air - The nearest airport is roughly 137 kilometers away in Jamnagar. Flights from locations such as Mumbai and Ahmedabad link to the airport.
  • By Train - The Dwarka railway station, which connects to the Ahmedabad Okha train route, is a vital rail hub.
  • By Road - Dwarka is easily accessible by road.

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