Krishnabhumi Dwarka is probably one of the best places for you to go on a religious temple tour. This history of this place can be dated back to 1500 BC when Dwarka was once described as the city of gold. There are numerous temples that dot the landscape of Dwarka some of them are new while others are very ancient. No matter where you go you will be filled with an enthralling energy which encapsulates the senses. If you get a day to visit this sacred land then here are some of the most popular temples in Dwarka:
This has to be undoubtedly one of the most noteworthy and highly revered temples in India. Dedicated to Lord Krishna and also known as Jagat Mandir it is one of the cardinal places of worship as one of the Chardham sites including Rameshwaram, Jagannath and Badrinath. The temple stands majestically in the central part of the town and is a peaceful temple which remains very busy throughout the year. The structure itself is 5 storey tall and a 78 metre high spire is supported there. The temple is also supported by 72 pillars and is adorned with intricate carvings and designs.
This temple stands second on this list of temples in Dwarka and is believed to be the 1st powerful Jyotirlingas that are dedicated to lord Shiva. This is also one of the most prominent religious destinations in Gujarat. The entire shrine complex is home to a majestic and glorious 80 feet tall lord Shiva statue which is quite a sight to behold. The premises remain filled with devotees from all over the world and surprisingly despite all the crowd the place is very peaceful and serene. It is located at a distance of around 30 minutes from the main city and is quite a spiritual place to be.
This humble and peaceful temple is located at a distance of 2 Kms from the main city of Dwarka and is seated next to a beautiful water body. Overlooking the unending horizon is quiet an experience here which is only elevated with the soulful sound of the aarti taking place inside the temple. Originally the temple is believed to be around 2,500 years old and the current structure can be dated back to 12th century. As the name suggests this temple is dedicated to Rukmini, Lord Krishna’s chief queen. A visit here guarantees to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul as a whole.
Bhadkeshwar Mahadev Temple
This truly is one of the most unique temples in Gujarat and probably in India as well. This is a small, serene and very humble temple located on a tiny hill top off he coast. When the tide is high this religious place is unreachable and looks like a distant dream. When the tides die down for some period of time, a small bridge can be seen connecting the coast side to the entrance of the temple. It feels like being in a mythological account yourself and standing on top of that small hill and gazing away at the unending Arabian sea will be a very tranquil experience.
This peaceful and serene temple looks like a humble abode of the lord and stands out due to its stark, elegant marble structure. From the moment you enter to the time you leave the aura of serenity encapsulates your senses and you can feel all your stress and tension just melt away. It is located in close proximity to the amazing Bhadkeshwar Mahadev Temple and sunset point. As the name suggests this shrine is dedicated to the holy Hindu text of Bhagavad Gita. The place was constructed by the Birla Group with an aim to preserve and successfully propagate the values and teachings mentioned in Gita. The insides are a sight to behold since every inch is intricately and clearly carved with inscriptions from the holy book.
This iconic and serene temple is located on the entrance of the holy city of Dwarka and on the Devi Bhawan Road. The best part about this temple is that it is located at a distance of a peaceful 3 minute walking distance from Dwarkadheesh temple. The temple is very elegant and beautiful to look at and from its roof you can even have a look at the stunningly majestic Dwarkadhish temple. For devotees looking to stay here there are around 20 guesthouse rooms available. The temple is also the first of its kind in the history of ISKCON since it is made entirely out of stones. A visit there is must to experience the spiritual vibe here.
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