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Dwarakadheesh temple

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Dwarakadheesh temple: Shri Krishna and Shri Ram dwell in hearts of majority of Hindus in India. They are believed to be incarnations of Lord Vishnu, who set the ideals of living life before humanity. They showed to masses that how to remain detached from corporal existence while enjoying each moment of life to the fullest. The motherland of Shri Krishna is although Mathura, a town in state of Uttar Pradesh, but the lord is said to have shifted his dwelling place from Mathura to Dwarka in Gujarat, after being miffed with the continued onslaughts made in Mathura by the relatives of demon Kansa.

The significance of temple:
This temple dedicated to Lord Shri Krishna has been constructed in Dwarka city, which is just a re-make over the ruins of the original Dvarka city of Lord’s time, which is believed to have been lost drowning into the ocean following a curse by Gandhari, the wife of Dhrishtrashtra.
The  5 storeyed structure of temple is calculated to be 2,500 years old.
The temple followes the guidelines and rituals prescribed by Guru Vallabhacharya the Vaishnava philosopher and saint.
After receiving the visit by the Guru Adi Shankaracharya, the religious significance of the temple shot up to great heights and has been now included in the list of famous Char Dham Yatra( the must visit 4 important pilgrim centers) among Hindus.


The structure of temple:
Through literary sources it has been learnt during 400 BC, at the location of residencial palace of Lord Shri Krishna, a temple had been commissioned by Lord’s great grandson, Shri Vajranabh JI.
Nevertheless, later on during 16th century, another temple was erected at the same site that reflects Chalukyan style of architecture.
The height of this imposing temple is measured to be 51.8 meters.
Operation Dwarka/Operation Somnath: Dwarka Had come under attack during Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. A number of Shells were shot at Dwarka by Pakistani cruisers, which surprisingly failed to explode and got wasted falling between the temple and railway station.
 

 

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