The Dwarkadhish temple is one of the prime attractions in Gujarat. Located in the Hindu pilgrim city of Dwarka, the Dwarkadhish temple is visited by thousands of devotees every year. Dwarkadhish literally means King of Dwarka. Ancient Dwarka is believed to have been Shri Krishna’s kingdom and the Dwarkadhish temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna, who is worshiped in the form of Dwarkadhish here. Also known as Jagat mandir, the main shrine of the Dwarkadhish temple is believed to be around 2,200 years old. The temple has two entrances – the North entrance called the Moksha Dwar and the South Entrance called the Swarg Dwar.
Janmashtami celebrations are held with great pomp in the Dwarkadhish temple in Dwarka. It is decorated and well-lit for the festivities that include prayers sessions throughout the day, folk dance performances and bhajans sung by devotees. It is part of the char dham pilgrimage that is considered sacred for Hindus. There is a flag atop the temple which indicates that Krishna will continue to reside at the temple till the moon and the stars continue to exist. The temple is located by the Gomti river, where the devotees take a bath to absolve themselves of their sins.
BEST TIME TO VISIT DWARKA
The average minimum and maximum temperature of Dwarka is as given below. The best time to visit Dwarka is also specified.