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.
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.
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
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.
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
Bus and Train Stations are at walkable distance. Car rentals are available for devotees traveling from the Airport.
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)
Bhog and Clothes are offered to Dwarkaji.