Dwarka


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Dwarka is a city in Jamnagar district of Gujarat, and is one of the most sacred places of pilgrimage for Hindus. It finds a mention in the holy texts of Hindus like the Puranas and Mahabharata.

Historical Significance

Dwarka was a planned city from ancient times, with separate residential and commercial sectors and public utilities. It submerged under the sea hundreds of years ago, and the ruins were discovered in an archeological excavation in 2001.

Dwarka is famous for : Art and Culture Natural Beauty Beaches Spritiuality Religious

Dwarka’s importance as a holy place stems from its important role in the Mahabharata era as the kingdom of Lord Krishna. To this day, several Krishna temples, one of them believed to be built by Krishna’s grandson, attract millions of people from all over the country.There are also temples to other deities like Shiva; one of them also has a huge statue of the Lord in meditative pose which is a great crowd puller.

Lying on the coast in the Gulf of Khambhat, Dwarka’s beaches are scenic and picturesque and these are thronged by visitors.

Culture

Dwarka is a pilgrimage centre and temple town, and the culture is that of a holy city, with the people extending warmth and generosity to visiting pilgrims. It is common to see cows meandering undisturbed on the roads at all times.

Bandhini or tie and dye fabrics in bright colours are very popular here.

Krishna-Janmashtami and Navratri are the most popular festivals, with the garba-dandya dance being performed at this time.

Climate and Best Time to Visit

November to March is the ideal period to visit though people go there year round.

  • Bhadjeshwar Mahadev temple
  • Dwarkadeesh temple
  • Gita mandir
  • Gomti ghat
  • Nageshwar Jyotirling temple
  • Rukshamanee temple
  • Beyt Dwarka
  • Dwarka lighthouse
  • Somnath temple
  • Gopi talav
  • Brahma kund