Dwarka Temple History, Timings and Route map
Dwarka Temple History
As per the Legend, Lord Krishna killed the demon Kamsa (his maternal uncle) in the wrestling area and made Ugrasena (his Maternal Grandfather) as the king of Mathura. Knowing Kamsa’s death, his father-in-law, demon Jarasandha started attacking Mathura along with this friend Kalyavana. They together invaded on Mathura 17 times. Keeping the safety of their citizens, Lord Krishna then decided to move the capital from Mathura to Dwarka.
Lord Krishna invited Viswakarma (divine architect) to build the capital on the coast of Saurashtra. Viswakarma then built the Golden Capital City which was gifted by Samurdadeva. It is said that the beautiful Dwarka city was built on 12 Yojanas. It is said that original Dwarka was built in 24 hours by the divine architect.
Dwarka into the Sea
As soon as Lord Krishna end his Avatar, Yadavas started quarrelling among themselves and lost the control. Balarama Deva too left his Avatar on seeing this and no heads to take care. Sea raised high and Submerged the Golden city Dwarka.
The present form of the temple was built during 16th Century AD. It is a five-storeyed Gopuram and was built on 72 pillars. Temple is located 40 ft above the sea level. The entrance to the temple faces towards West.
This temple was renovated by the King Khanderao in 1861 AD. King of Baroda, Gaikwad contributed in adding the golden tower to the shikhara in 1958 AD. This temple came under the control of Govt. Of India in 1960 AD
Dwarka Temple Timings
Morning Hours: 6:30 am – 1:00 pm
Evening Hours: 5:00 pm – 9:40 pm
How to reach Dwarka Temple?
- The nearest airport is at Jamnagar which is 141 km away
- Jamnagar station is well connected with Mumbai, Ahmedabad.
- Dwarka is well connected with all parts of Gujarat.
Dwarka Temple Images
Reference Link: History