The Dwarkadhish temple is believed to be over 2000 years old. However, it was later enlarged in the 15th-16th century. It’s also part of the famed Char Dham, the holy pilgrimage followed by the Hindus residing in India.
The Dwarkadhish temple is magnanimous and is a sight to behold. It is made up of sand and limestone and is supported by 72 pillars, keeping this 5-story temple standing proud. There’s a soaring rich spire on the exterior part. The top of the temple tower hoists a flag increasing the visual appeal of the temple. The flag has sun and moon marked onto it indicating the presence of Lord Krishna till there are sun and moon on earth.
The temple has intricate carvings and details on the sculptures which gives an insight into the past civilization. It has two entrances named as Moksha Dwara and Swarga Dwara which means ‘Door to Salvation’ and ‘Gate to Heaven’ respectively. The Dwarkadhish temple opens up in two shifts from 6 am in the morning till 1 noon and then again from 5 pm to 9:30 pm at night. During the time of Krishna Janmashtami, the temple is adorned with such grace that it becomes a sight to behold with thousands of devotees coming over to oversee the festival.
Accessibility : The Dwarkadhish Temple is well connected through large road and rail networks, the direct buses available from Jamnagar and ahmedabad. The Railway station on the Ahmedabad-Okha broad gauge railway line, about 137 kms from Jamnagar, 217 kms from Rajkot and 378 kms from ahmedabad. The Nearest airport is Jamnagar and distance about 137 kms
Dwarkadhish temple open at 06.00 AM to 01.00 PM and then 05.00 PM to 09.30 PM - All Days.
Mangla Arti starts at 07.00 AM, Shringar Arti starts at 10:30, Sandhya Arti starts at 07:30 PM and Shayan Arti starts at 08:30 PM - All Days
Best Time to Visit
During the Shri Krishna Janmashtami Festival