Friday, 22 March 2013

Dwarkadhish Temple Jamnagar Gujarat

Dwarkadhish Temple is situated at Dwarka.The Dwarakadheesh temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, who is worshipped here by the name Dwarkadhish, or 'King of Dwarka.The main shrine of the 5-storied building, supported by 72 pillars, is known as Jagat Mandir or Nija Mandir, and is believed to be 2,500 years old. Dwarkadhish Temple was built at the site around 400 BC by Vajranabhji, the great grandson of Lord Krishna, however the present structure was built during the 16th century in a typical Chalukyan style of architecture.

 The beautiful temple rises up to a height of 51.8 meters. Also known as the Jagat Mandir, the temple has two Sikhara. The Nij shikhar (The longer sikhar) denotes where the deity of Lord Dwarkadhish is installed. The huge temple consists of 60 exquisitely carved pillars and a number of sculptures that depict the influence of various dynasties such as the Guptas, Pallavas and Chavdas (referring to Chavda Kingdom) that ruled Dwarka over the years.The entrance to the temple is from the north, also known as the Moksha Dwaar, while the entrance from the south is the Swarg Dwaar from where a series of steps leads down to the banks of river Gomti.

How get there

Road: Dwarka is on the state highway from Jamnagar to Dwarka. Direct buses available from Jamnagar and Ahmedabad.
Nearest Railway Station : Dwarka is a station on the Ahmedabad-Okha broad gauge railway line, with trains connecting it to Jamnagar (137 km), Rajkot (217 km) and Ahmedabad (471 km), and some trains that continue all the way down the coast through Vadodara, Surat, Mumbai, Goa, Karnataka, to the southern tip of India in Kerala. 
Nearest Airport : Nearest airport is Jamnagar (137 km.)

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