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Dwarkadhish Temple in Dwarka, Gujarat

Dwarkadhish Temple is also known as Jagat Mandir, it is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, who is worshiped by many worshippers throughout the year. The Temple is five-storey structure and supported by 72 pillars, according to the archaeological findings the temple is 2200-2000 years old. Dwarkadhish Temple is a Pushtimarg Temple, hence it follows the guidelines and rituals created by Shree Vallabhacharya and Shree Vitheleshnathji.

According to tradition, the original temple was believed to have been built by Krishna's grandson, Vajranabha, and the current temple in Chalukya style is constructed in 15-16th century, it covers area of 27 metre by 21 metre with east-west length of 29 metre and north-south width of 23 metres. The tallest peak of the temple is 51.8 m high. The flag atop the temple shows the sun and moon, which is believed to indicate that Krishna would be there till Sun and Moon exist on earth. The flag is changed from 5 times a day, but the symbol remains the same.

The temple is constructed of limestone and still in very good condition, intricate sculpture shows detailing done by successions of dynasties. the There are two entrances to the temple, main entrance is called "Moksha Dwara" and south entrance is called "Swarga Dwara" The temple is open from 6.00 am to 1.00 pm and 5.00 pm to 9.30 pm.

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