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.
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About Shree Dwarkadhish Temple
06.30 AM to 01.00 PM || 5:00 PM to 9:40 PM
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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.
Dwarkadhish Temple Architecture
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.
Puja in Shree Dwarkadhish Temple
Accomodation in Shree Dwarkadhish Temple
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