Shree Dwarkadhish Temple

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    Location: Dwarka, Gujarat 361335, India.

    Visiting time: 2-3 hours.

    Shree Dwarkadhish Temple which is situated in Dwarka city in the state of Gujarat is very ancient and also a destination of Char Dham. This temple is also known as Jagat Mandir. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna who was also the king of Dwarka. The temple is situated on the bank of the Gomti River. It is one of the seven holy cities of India.


    This temple is one of the best temples in this city. When you entered this temple you feel the peace of this place. This place is so calm and quiet that you feel so refreshed after visiting this temple. Otherwise, this temple is so beautiful that you cannot take off your eyes and these things attracted all the visitors very much. When you enter through the Moksh Dwar you can find Kusheshwar Mahadev Temple, Kashi Vishwanath Shivalinga temple, Gayatri Devi Temple, and Kolva Bhagat temple. Around the main temple, there are some small temples which are Aniruddha, Pradyuman, Rishi Durvasa, Amba Ji, Devaki Mata, Beni Madhav, and Radha Krishna temple. Festival celebrated in Dwarkadhish Temple


    The temple has a long history of about 2500 years. It is said that Lord Krishna came here from Braj which is in Uttar Pradesh to build the city “Dwarka ”. According to legends, the temple was originally built by Vajranabh who was the grandson of Lord Krishna, over the place where Shree Krishna lived. But in 1472 Sultan Mahmud Begada destroyed the temple. The current temple was constructed in the 15-and 16 centuries. The temple becomes a part of Char Dham. That’s why it is a very important place for Hindu pilgrims. It has a black color idol of Lord Krishna.

    Inside/Outside Views

    From the outside, it looks like it is made of wood. But actually, it is made of limestone. Which looks magnificent.

    From the outside, it looks like it is made of wood. But actually, it is made of limestone. Which looks magnificent. Janmashtami is the main festival of the temple. Which is the Birthday of Lord Krishna. It is celebrated very largely. Besides this many other festivals are celebrated there. Rukmini Vivah is an interesting festival held in the mandir. Holi, Ram Navami, Basant Panchami, Deepavali, and Sharad Purnima are also celebrated here.

    Opening Hours

    The Temple is open every single day of the week. The temple of Dwarkadheesh opens from 6.30 am to 1 pm and in the afternoon it opens at 5 pm and closes at 9.30 pm

    Entry & Others Fees

    There is no entry fee. You do not need to pay any money to visit the temple. It is free.

    Near Restaurants

     There are a lot of restaurants near Mandir. Some of them are mentioned below for you. You can choose any one of them or any other restaurant which you prefer. 

    How to Reach

    By Air: Rajkot Airport (RAJ) is the nearest airport to Dwarkadhish Temple. From the airport, you can get any taxi, cap, or anything to the temple without facing any trouble.

    By Train: The nearest railway station from Dwarkadhish temple in Dwarka Railway Station. It is just one km away from the temple. You can take any local transport to go to the temple.

    Tips for Travellers

    You should carry a water bottle must.


    Que: Is Photography allowed inside the temple?

    Ans: The answer is no. Cameras or mobiles are not allowed inside the temple. So, you can’t take pictures inside the temple. But behind the temple, on the seashore, you can take pictures.

    Que: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes it’s safe to visit.

    Que: Are you allowed to carry bags? 

    Ans: You can’t take any of your things inside the temple. But at the entry point, there is a place where you keep your handbags or anything. 

    Que: To whom the temple is dedicated?

    Ans: The temple is dedicated to Lord Krisna.

    Que: Who made the temple?

    Ans: The first temple was made by Shree Krishna’s grandson Vajranabha. But the temple was rebuilt several times. 

    Que: Is there any other name for the temple?

    Ans: The temple is also called Jagat Mandir.

    Que: Who was the founder of Dwarka City?

    Ans: Lord Krishna was the founder of the city. It was his kingdom.

    Que: What is the main festival of the temple?

    Ans: Janmashtami is the main festival of the temple and it is also the main festival of Dwarka city.

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