Dwarkadhish Temple, Bet Dwaraka
Gujarat, Devbhoomi Dwarka
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.
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 ...View more
o 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.
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.
Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative attire.
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
The priests perform regular puja and rituals to the deity
Flowers, Coconuts, beaten rice flakes
August - Janmashtami