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Dwarkadhish Temple

It is a temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, the main shine is 5-storied supported by 72 pillars and is said to be about 2200 years old. It is also a part of the Char Dham pilgrimage considered sacred by Hindus.
Apeksha Mahto
The Dwarka temple opens in morning at 6:30am till 9.30pm and the door opens for an hour and then closes, the same process continues whole day. We planned to attend Mangla Arti in the morning, our hotel was just walk away, at the beach view. We asked hotel to book the auto to drop us in morning, the temple door opened sharp at 6.30am and after checking all were let in the temple. There was not much crowd compare to some of my pervious worst experience.After darshan when we came out, in morning mist the designs of temple was clearly visible. It has been beautifully designed and carved. There is a bridge made on the Gomti river which connect the temple to 5kunds. It is said one should take holy bath in kunds and then go for darshan. From the bridge we viewed a spectacular sunrise, with no phones couldn’t capture it. Sometimes its better to capture in your memory rather than camera.We walked by the banks of the Gomti river, and soaked our feets in Arabian sea and returned to hotel for breakfast. We started for Somnath, the road was under construction so took a bypass and reached Porbandar. In Porbandar we visited Kirti Mandir and Gandhiji’s house.
Anurag Chaturvedi
द्वारिकाधीश मंदिर, द्वारकाधाम, गुजरात परंपरा के अनुसार, मूल मंदिर का निर्माण कृष्ण के पड पोते वज्रनाभ ने हरि-गृह (भगवान कृष्ण के  आवासीय स्थान) पर किया था। मंदिर भारत में हिन्दुओं द्वारा पवित्र माने जाने वाले चार धामो का हिस्सा बन गया,मंदिर के ऊपर का ध्वज सूर्य और चंद्रमा को दर्शाता है, जो माना जाता है कि यह दर्शाता है कि कृष्ण तब तक रहेंगे जब तक सूर्य और चंद्रमा पृथ्वी पर मौजूद रहेंगे रुक्मिणी मंदिर कथा के अनुसार, द्वारका का निर्माण कृष्ण द्वारा भूमि के एक टुकड़े पर किया गया था जो समुद्र से प्राप्त हुआ था। ऋषि  दुर्वासा एक बार कृष्ण और उनकी पत्नी  रुक्मिणी से मिलने गये दुर्वासा की इच्छा थी कि जोड़ा उन्हें अपने महल में ले जाए। यह जोड़ा आसानी से सहमत हो गया और ऋषि के साथ उनके महल में जाने लगा। कुछ दूर जाने के बाद रुक्मिणी थक गईं और उन्होंने कृष्ण से कुछ पानी मांगा। कृष्णा ने एक पौराणिक छेद खोदा जो गंगा नदी में लाया गया था। ऋषि दुर्वासा उग्र हो गए और रुक्मिणी को जगह में रहने के लिए शाप दिया। जिस मंदिर में रुक्मिणी का मंदिर पाया जाता है, माना जाता है कि वह जिस स्थान पर खड़ी थी।
Tulika Todi
After a quick breakfast, we went to the temple for darshan. After darshan we went on the banks on River Gomti and took a boat ride to the confluence of Gomti and the Arabian Sea. It was a good view. Try to catch up the sunrise here. I believe it would be a sight to watch, we missed it by minutes though. Then we proceeded towards Tula daan centre for the ritual. After buying a few souvenirs we made our way to the hotel to check out.On the last day we visited Dakorji. It’s said that the idol at Dwarka isn’t the original one as it relocated itself at Dakorji on request of its devotee. Therefore, pilgrimage to Dwarka isn’t complete without visiting Dakorji.There are numerous stories relating to the life of Lord Krishna and the city of Dwarka. The locals and the priests, everyone has some story to tell and all these leave you longing for more. The surroundings are witness to the stories but it doesn’t stop you from wondering how much more the city holds. This place left us inquisitive yet rejuvenated, as we continued to the next leg of our trip.Read the entire trip here.
Naina Kataria
Counted among the ‘Chaar Dhaam’ of the Hindu religion, loads of temples and the rich culture of Saurashtra are what this place has to offer.