Dwarkadhish Temple Jagat Mandir

Dwarkadhish Temple Jagat Mandir

Gujarat, Jamnagar

Shrine: Dwarkadheesh

Located in Gujarat, The Dwarkadhish temple, also known as the Jagat Mandir is a temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. Being a  Pushtimarg temple, the temple follows the guidelines and rituals created by Shree Vallabhacharya and Shree Vitheleshnathji. It is believed that the original temple was built by Lord Krishna's grandson, Vajranabha, over Krishna's original residential place. The present temple is constructed in 15-16th century in Chalukya style. In the 8th Century, Adi Shankaracharya visited the temple and it became part of the much revered Char Dhaam pilgrimage.

Origin: Temple is believed to have been built over a 2500 years ago. It has gone through various restoration processes by different kings and religious leaders after Lord Krishna's grandson, Vajranabha built the temple.

Legend

According to the legends, Lord Krishna established his capital at Dwarka on the bank of the Gomti Creek. Krishna's great grand son, Vajranabh, built the present temple Dwarkanath. It is believed that the temple was erected in one night under Vajranabh's direction by supernatural agency.

This temple is part of famous Saptapuri Yatra and Char Dham Yatra.

Architecture

The current temple is built in Chalukya style of architecture. The temple covers an area of 27 metre by 21 metre. The temple is a 5 storey structure, made of limestone and is supported by 72 pillars. The temple spire is 78.3 Metres high. The temple, though not changed dramatically, shows the influence of different dynasties in its sculptural detailing

Darsan Info

Mangal Darshan: 7:00 AM-8:00 AM
Abhishek Pooja: 8:00 AM-9:00 AM (Darshan Closed)
Shringar Darshan: 9:00 AM-9:30 AM
Snanbhog: 9:30 AM-9:45 AM (Darshan Closed)
Shringar Darshan: 9:45 AM-10:15 AM
Shringarbhog: 10:15 AM-10:30 AM (Darshan Closed)
Gwal Bhog: 11:05 AM-11:20AM (Darshan Closed)
Darshan: 11:20 AM-12:00 PM
Rajbhog: 12:00 PM-12:20 PM (Darshan Closed)
Darshan: 12.20 PM-12.30 PM
Anosar: 13:00 PM (Darshan Closed)
First Evening Darshan: 5:00 PM
Uthappan Bhog: 5:30 PM-5:45 PM (Darshan Closed)
Darshan: 5:45 PM-7:15PM
Sandhya Bhog: 7:15 PM-7:30 PM (Darshan Closed)
Shayanbhog: 8:00 PM-8:10 PM )Darshan Closed)
Darshan: 8:10 PM-8:30 PM & 8:35 PM-9:00 PM
Bantabhog and Shayan: 9:00 PM-9:20 PM (Darshan Closed)
Darshan: 9:20 PM-9:30 PM

Darsan Dresscode: No imposed dress-code but devotees perform various rituals in traditional attire.
As with most of the grand temples, it is a high security area. Electronic gadgets are not allowed inside.

Culture

As the temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna, the culture here resembles closely to that of Yaduvanshis. People here live a life of piety. Garba, raas, and butter stealing acts of little Krishna, are practised with great religious fervour.

Language Spoken: Gujarati, Hindi

Location and Contact

Dwarkanath Temle, Dwarka, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Contact Number : (+91) 2892-234080

Ways to Reach

Bus and Train Stations are at walkable distance. Car rentals are available for devotees traveling from the Airport.

Addition Info

  • The Dwarika Hotel: (+91) 94272 26828(+91) 94272 26828 Hotel Dwarkesh: (+91) 094272 82505(+91) 094272 82505 Hotel Gomti: (+91) 89805 25525(+91) 89805 25525
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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

Dhwaja Aarohan It is considered important to enter and exit from two dwars (gates) i.e. Swarg Dwar & Moksh Dwar Gomti Snan To complete the pilgrimage, one has to offer prayers to the Chatur Vyuhas (Balram, Shri Krishna, Pradhumna, and Anirudhji)

Special Rituals

Devotees may perform Dhwaja Aarohan by contacting the temple administration. Dwarka is one of the Moksha Dham (Place of liberation) hence various rituals for ancestros are also performed here.

Pooja Timing

6.00 AM - 1.00 PM and 5.00 PM to 9.30 PM
Mangal Aarti: 6:30 AM
Shringar Aarti: 10:30 AM
Sandhya Aarti: 7:30 PM
Shayan Aarti: 8:30 PM

Regular Offerings

Bhog and Clothes are offered to Dwarkaji.





  • Near Bus Stand

  • Dwarka Bus Stand
  • Nearby Airport

  • Jamnagar airport, Distance 131 kms.
  • Nearby Railway Station

  • Dwaraka Railway station
  • Taxi Stand

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