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Dwarkadhish Temple

In the State of Gujrat, India there is a town known as Dwarka where the Dwarkadhish Temple is located. This temple is build in 15 Century. It is One of the four pilgrimages of the Hindus where can easily reach by regular buses. The main temple at Dwarka, situated on Gomti creek. Dwarkadhish Temple is also known as Jagat Madir or Trilok Sundar. This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna is also called by Dwarkadhish and the king of Dwarka. This temple is also known as Nija Mandir or Jagat Mandir which has 5-storied building, supported by 72 pillars. Dwarakadheesh is the 108th Divya Desam of Lord Vishnu on the subcontinent. Dwarka is also called as Capital of Lord Krishna. Dwarka which was known as Suvarna Dwarka had been very prosperous. The temple has rich carvings.  It is one of the important Moksh Dhams. The Gomti River flows nearby. The temple is built of soft limestone and consists of a sanctum, vestibule and a rectangular hall with porches on three sides. There are two gateways:

  • Swarga Dwar  where pilgrims enter.
  • Moksha Dwar where pilgrims exit.

By Vajranabh the original temple was constructed. He was the great grand son of Krishna. Dwarka was Situated on the banks of river Gomti. The current temple in Chalukya style which is constructed in 15th century. The tallest peak of the temple is 51.8 m high.


Dwarkadhish Temple is said to be built by Vajranabh, the grandson of Lord Krishna, 2500 years ago but the current temple was built in 16th century. Dwarka is assumed to have been immersed in the sea, when the Lord returned to his divine world. Dwarkadhish temple is built in Chalukyan style of architecture. As per mythology this city had been founded by Lord Sri Krishna after he left Mathura. Today we had lost the Dwarka built by Sri Krishna, but we have a Dwarka city located in the State of Gujrat in the shore of Arabian Sea in the western part of India.

Places to visit near Dwarkadhish Temple

  • Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple
  • Nageshwar Shiva Temple
  • Gomti Ghat
  • Bhait Dwarika
  • Rukshamanee Mandir
  • Badkeshwar Mahadev Mandir
  • Gita Mandir
  • Gopi Talab
  • Siddeshwar Mahadev Mandir
  • Somnath Temple


The timings of the temple is Morning 7:00 A.M to 12:30 P.M and Evening 5:00 P.M to 9:30 P.M.

Best Time to Visit

Best time to visit in Dwarka is October to June.


In summer : The Temperature is 23°C to 42°C.

In Winter : The Temperature is 9°C to 34°C.

How to Reach

By Air : Nearest airport is Jamnagar. It is 137 Km from Dwarka.

By Rail : Dwarka is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular trains.

By Road : Dwarka is well connected with all the major cities.