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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Dwarkadhish Temple India

Dwarkadhish Temple India

Temple of Dwarkadish

Dwarka Temple

Dwarkadish Temple India

Dwarkadish Temple Gujarat

Gujarat has first step of trade and culture among the East and the West and is one of the oldest culture on the earth. Dwarka is one of four most scared pilgrimage centers (Chardham) of Hindu trust and is linked with Lord Krishna's life.

The chief giant ornate shrine is located on the western most tip of saurastra. According to the epic Mahabharata, the city in due track was submerged by the sea. The submergence of Dwarka and the source of submergence are of historical and oceanographic attention because of historic Dwarka is probable to throw light on the Dark Age of Indian history.

Ornate, exquisite and majestic, Dwarkadhish Temple (Jagat Mandir) is one of the most impressive five- storied structures of Hindu style in Gujarat on the meeting of river Gomti and Arabian Sea. The five-storey high temple is built on seventy-two pillars.

The holy place spire is 78.3m high. From the temple dome waves an eighty-four foot long rich flag decorated with the symbols of the sun and moon. Lord Krishna's grandson, Vajranabha, is supposed to have built the unique temple of Dwarkadhish over the hari-griha (Lord Krishna's residential place).

The study of the temple is formed by the Jagat Mandir, or Nija Mandir, which dates reverse at least 2500 years. The Jagat Mandir has a tall tower and a hall of audience. There are two entrances to the temple.

The main entrance (north entrance) is called "Moksha Dwara" (Door to Salvation). This access leads to the chief market. The south entrance is called "Swarga Dwara" (Gate to Heaven). Outside this doorway are 56 steps that lead to the Gomati River.

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