Keshavraiji Temple

Keshavraiji Temple

Gujarat, Devbhoomi Dwarka

Shrine: Keshavraiji

30km from Dwaraka on the sea shore is the ancient temple of Lord Keshavraiji. Lord Keshavrai, a form of Lord Krishna worshiped by the followers of Shree Vallabhacharya . The temple is believed to have built by Pushkarna Brahmins for more than 500-1000 Years ago. The registers have the forename and family name of all Pushkarna devotees, who have visited the shrine, as long ago as 250 years.

Origin: The temple is believed to have built by Pushkarna Brahmins for more than 500-1000 Years ago.

Legend

Lord Keshavrai is worshiped by Vaishnavities and followers of Shree Vallabhacharya . He is the is Ishtdev of Samasth Pushkarna Gyati. Pushkarna Brahmins located mainly in the regions of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Kutch, Sindh & Punjab are ardent devotees of Lord Keshavrai. The temple is is believed to have been built by these Brahmins to celebrate the divinity of their God.

Architecture

The architecture of the temple is simple, featuring white arches and domes. The domes are of tow types - curved and flat as well as steep tiered ones. The idol of the Lord is in black stone adorned with beautiful clothes and jewellery.
Pic Courtesy : Wikipedia

Darsan Info

The boat rides operates from 8 am in the morning to 5pm in the evening.

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

Bet Dwarka, Gujarat

Contact Number : +91 9167112504

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.

Additional Info

  • Bet Dwaraka does't have any hotels. There is a guest house near the Dwarakadish temple. Hotel accommodation is available only in Okha or Dwaraka. Hotel Radhe in Okha(02892 262 216)
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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

Festivals

August - Janmashtami





  • Near Bus Stand

  • Okha
  • Nearby Airport

  • Jamnagar - 180 kms
  • Nearby Railway Station

  • Okha
  • Taxi Stand

  • Yes

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