Dwarka Pooja Timing

Shree Dwarkadhish Temple

You will find updated Shree Dwarkadhish Temple Timings here. We also provide information about Dwarka Temple Darshan Booking. Kindly note that you can book Dwarka Darshan Yatra from here. Dwarkadhish Temple is one of the most important religious destinations in India. It is one of the Char Dham along with Badrinath, Jagannath Puri, and Rameshwaram. Lord Krishna established the kingdom for Yadavas of Mathura in Dwarka.

 

Presiding Deities

  • Rani Vas
  • Gayatri Mata
  • Devki Mata
  • Balram Madir

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About Shree Dwarkadhish Temple

Darshan Timings

06.30 AM to 01.00 PM || 5:00 PM to 9:40 PM

Dress Code

Formal

Photography and Videography

Not Allowed

Prasad

Not Allowed

Shree Dwarkadhish Temple Puja and Darshan Timings

Abhishek Pooja [Snan Vidhi] 08:00 am to 09:00 am
Darshan Closed 09:00 am to 09:30 am
Shringar Darshan 09:30 am to 09:45 am
Snanbhog : Darshan Closed 09:45 am to 10:15 am
Shringar Darshan 10:15 am to 10:30 am
Shringar Artid 11:05 am to 11:20 am
Gwal Bhog: Darshan Closed 11:20 am to 12:00 pm
Darshan 12:00 pm to 12:20 pm
Rajbhog: Darshan Closed 12:20 pm to 01:00 pm
First Darshan 05:30 pm to 05:45 pm
Uthappan Bhog: Darshan Closed 05:45 pm to 07:15 pm
Darshan 07:15 pm to 07:30 pm
Sandhya Bhog: Darshan Closed 07:30 pm to 07:45 pm

History of Dwarkadhish Temple

The story behind Dwarkadhish Temple begins right after the Mahabharata War. Shri Krishna is the 8th Avatar of Lord Vishnu. He used to live in Mathura-Vrindavan. The king of Magadha named Jarasandha used to attack the lord’s kingdom repeatedly. When Jarasandha attacked for the 18th time, Lord Krishna decided to leave Mathura. He chose to establish his kingdom elsewhere. He asked Garuda(the legendary bird and the mount of Lord Vishnu) to select a site. The Garuda chooses Dwarka Beyt. Shri Krishna asked the Divine architect Vishwakarma Ji to construct the kingdom.

Shri Krishna prayed to Samudra Devta, who gave 12 yojanas of land to build the city. Vishwakarma built the kingdom then. This is where Shri Krishna stayed for the rest of his life on Earth. There are mentions of Dwarka and Beyt Dwarka in many texts. It includes Mahabharata, Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, Harivamsha, Skanda Purana and Vishnu Purana.

Recent archeological findings show that Dwarka was a huge city. The city used to have countless palaces, lakes, gardens, public buildings, temples, and residential areas. These findings pre-date any other known ancient civilizations. The city submerged with the sea when Sri Krishna left for His eternal abode –  ‘Neejdham’ or Vaikunth.

Shri Krishna’s great-grandson Vajranabhji built the original Dwarkadhish Temple. The present temple has been in existence for over 2000 years. Sultan Mohammed Begada destroyed the temple in 1472. However, it was rebuilt and enlarged in the early 16th century. CE, giving it the semblance of what we see today.

Dwarkadhish Temple Architecture

The temple is a five-storeid sandstone structure built on 72 pillars. The Shikhara rises to 78 meters (256 feet). Atop the Shikhara is a huge flag, 15 meters in length with symbols of the sun and the moon on it. These symbols show that Shri Krishna will be here till the sun and moon exist. There are two main entrances known as Moksha Dwar and Swarga Dwar. The idol of Dwarkadhish is the Trivikram form of Lord Vishnu with four arms. The other deities here are Balarama, Devki Mata, Radha, Lakshmi Narayana, and Sita Maa.

The temple is also the location of Dwarka Peeth, founded by Adi Shankaracharya in the 8th century. This structure is four storied, representing the four Sharda Peeths. Also established by Shankaracharya across India. This temple is also known as Jagat Mandir.

Importance of Shri Dwarkadhish Temple

The greatness of Dwarkadhish Temple and Lord Krishna is impossible to describe in words. Adi Shankaracharya established a Sharda Peeth here. It is also one of the Char Dhams. Meerabai, a great saint and devotee of Shri Krishna, has merged here with the idol here. Shri Krishna himself has promised to be here till the sun and moon exist.

Best time to visit Shri Dwarkadhish Temple

The best time to visit the Dwarkadhish temple is from October to March.

How to reach Dwarka

It is easy to reach Dwarka from major cities in Gujarat and India by rail and road. The nearest airport is Jamnagar Airport, 130 km distant.

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