The Dwarka or Dwarkadhish Temple does not require any introduction.
It’s world famous travel destination and Hindu pilgrim place. Dwarkapuri is one of the dham from char dham yatra. The Dwarka is now in newly firmed district “Devbhumi Dwarka” before it is in the Jamnagar District of Gujarat.
This region also known as Saurashtra. The Dwarka was the capital of Lord Krishna's terrestrial kingdom. The Dwarkadhish temple attracts thousands of pilgrims from different parts of the country and all over the world. The Dwarka of Krishna's time lies submerged under the Arabian Sea.
The Dwarkadhish temple is also known as Jagat temple, Hari Mandir. The temple has rich carvings. The temple Sikhar rises to 170 feet and flag of the temple is changed three times a day. The five-storeyed temple stands on seventy-two pillars. The temple spire is 78.3m high. From the temple dome waves an eighty-four foot long multicolored flag.
Lord Krishna's grandson, Vajranabha, is said to have built the original temple of Dwarkadhish over the hari-griha. The meaning of hari-griha is Lord Krishna's residential place. The pilgrims enter the temple by Swarg Dwar – “The gateway of heaven” and leave by Moksh Dwar – “the gateway of salvation”.
It is one of the important moksh dhams. The Gomti River flows nearby.