Dwarkadhish Temple, Dwarka
Also known as Jagat Mandir or Trilok Sundar Mandir, Dwarkadhish temple is a part of the revered Chardham yatra in Hinduism. Dedicated to Lord Dwarkadhish (a form of Lord Krishna), the temple is over 2500 years old and attracts devotees from all across the globe. Placed on the confluence of Gomati River and Arabian Sea, the magnificent sandstone temple has 5 floors, supported by 60 columns and has beautiful wonderful carvings.
Dwarkadhish temple is one of the Sapt Puris as per Hindu religion and is often combined with a visit to Beyt Dwarka. The temple is also the 108th Divya Desam of Lord Vishnu. On the top of the temple is a flag that has a sun and a moon on it, which is changed three times in a day. The present structure of the temple was founded around 15th and 16th century.
The main door that is north entrance is known as ‘Moksha Dwara’ (Door to Salvation), on the other hand the entrance on the south is known as ‘Swarga Dwara’ (Gate to Heaven). On the back side of the door, there are 56 steps, leading down towards River Gomati.
Timings– 06:30 AM to 01:00 PM and 05:00 Pm to 09:30 PM
Nearest airport– Jamnagar airport (45 km)
Nearest railway station– Dwarka and Jamnagar railway station (132 km)