|Dwarkadhish temple, Dwaraka, Gujarat. www.ecstaticindiatours.com|
Dwarkadhish temple, also known as the Jagat Mandir is dedicated to god Krishna, who is worshipped here by the name Dwarkadhish, or 'King of Dwarka'. The main impressive shrine is made of 5-stories supported by 72 strong ornate pillars. Also referred to as "Nija Mandir," archaeological findings suggest that this temple of great antiquity is roughly 2,200 - 2,000 years old. This temple saw additional constructions in the 15th- 16th centuries and is made of mainly limestones rocks. There are two entrances to the shrine - "Moksha Dwara" in the north and "Swarga Dwara" in the south. The temple flag has both the Sun and the moon symbol and the temple tradition here has been that the flag is changed 5 times a day. The beautiful Dwarkadhish Temple which is 78. 3 meter tall is a Pushtimarg temple, hence it follows the guidelines and rituals proposed by Shree Vallabhacharya and Shree Vitheleshnathji. The important feature about this temple is the style and designs of various intricate, artistic sculptures, characteristic of successive dynasties that ruled this area centuries ago.
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|Dwarkadhish Temple - Lord Krishna Shringar Darshan - Dwarka - Jamnagar -Gujarat www.youtube.com|
|Stairs leading up to the Main Entrance, of Dwarakadheesh temple, Dwarka en.wikipedia.org/wiki|
Dwaraka is a well-known busy pilgrimage center on the west coast of India and thousands of people visit this holy shrine every day which is closely associated with Lord Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.