Dwarkadhish Temple, Bet Dwaraka

Dwarkadhish Temple, Bet Dwaraka

Gujarat, Devbhoomi Dwarka

Shrine: Dwarakadhish

30km from where Dwarkadhish Jagat Madir stands, situated on the island of Beyt Dwarka is the ancient temple of Lord Dwarkadhish. This temple of Lord Krishna is believed to be located at a site that was once the residence of Lord and his family. This temple is over 500 years old and was built by Sri Vallabhacharya. The temple also houses the main Dwarkadish diety which was believed to have been made by Rukmini and in which Meera Bai merged into as she left the world.

Origin: Built by Sri Vallabhacharya, 500 years back.

Legend

Sudama was from a poor family and a friend of Lord Krishna. Once, while going through troubled times, his wife asked him to seek the help of Lord Krishna. Though initially reluctant, he finally goes carrying some beaten rice flakes as a gift for his friend. Krishna is overjoyed to see his old friend and welcomes him warmly. In Krishna's presence, Sudama is overwhelmed and does not ask for any help. However on returning back home, he is surprised to find that the Lord has blessed him with abundant riches. The place where the temple is situated is regarded as the spot where Kuchelan or Sudma, came to meet his childhood friend Krishna.  The temple is also believed to be where Krishna spent time with his wife Rukmini.

Architecture

The temple consists of tiered conical domes as well as flat round dome and carved arches. Flags fly high atop these roofs. The temple has a huge statue of the Lord plated in gold.

Darsan Info

The boat rides operates from 8.00 AM in the morning to 5.00 PM in the evening.
Temple timings : 7.00 AM - 1.00 PM, 5.00 PM to 6.00 PM.

Darsan Dresscode: Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative attire.

Culture

Bet Dwarka or Shankhodhar is an inhabited island off the coast of Okha, Gujarat, India. The place is considered part of the ancient city of Dwaraka in Hindu mythology and is famous for its temples. Of late, the beaches in the are have been promoted for eco tourism

Language Spoken: Gujarati

Location and Contact

Beyt Dwarka, Gujarat 361345

Ways to Reach

Okha is connected by rail and road to all the major cities of India. From Okha, proceed by motorboat to the island of Bet Dwarka. The boat ride takes around 20 minutes one direction.

Addition Info

  • Beyt Dwaraka doesn't have any hotels. There is a guest house near the Dwarkadish temple. Hotel accommodation is available only in Okha or Dwaraka.
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Climate

Place Name Jan - March April - June July - Sept Oct - Dec
Max-Temparture 27oC 30oC 29.3oC 29oC
Min-Temparture 18oC 25oC 25oC 20oC

Temple Rituals

The priests perform regular puja and rituals to the deity

Pooja Timing

Temple timings : 7.00 AM - 1.00 PM, 5.00 PM to 6.00 PM.

Regular Offerings

Flowers, Coconuts, beaten rice flakes

Festivals

August - Janmashtami





  • Near Bus Stand

  • Okha
  • Nearby Airport

  • Jamnagar - 180 kms
  • Nearby Railway Station

  • Okha
  • Taxi Stand

  • Yes

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