Enjoy vivid moods of famous Dwarkadhish Temple at Dwarka Dham, Gujrat.
The Dwarkadhish temple, also known as the Jagat Mandir and occasionally spelled “Dwarakadheesh”, is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, who is worshipped here by the name Dwarkadhish, or ‘King of Dwarka’. The main shrine of the 5-storied building, supported by 72 pillars, is known as Jagat Mandir or Nija Mandir, archaeological findings suggest it to be 2,200 – 2,000 years old. Temple was enlarged in the 15th- 16th century.
The temple became part of the Char Dham pilgrimage considered sacred by Hindus in India, after Adi Shankaracharya, the 8th century Hindu theologian and philosopher, visited the shrine. The other three being comprising Rameswaram, Badrinath and Puri. Even today a memorial within the temple is dedicated to his visit. Source: WikipediaThe flag atop the temple shows the sun and moon.
The flag is changed from 5 times a day, but the symbol remains the same.
The temple is a five-story structure built on seventy-two pillars.
The temple spire is 78.3m high.
The temple is constructed of limestone which is still in pristine condition.
The temple shows intricate sculptural detailing done by successions of dynasties that ruled the region. The structure was not expanded much by these works.
Lord Krishna’s grandson, Vajranabha, is said to have built the original temple of Dwarkadhish over the hari-griha (Lord Krishna’s residential place).
There are two entrances to the temple. The main entrance (north entrance) is called “Moksha Dwara” (Door to Salvation). This entrance takes one to the main market. The south entrance is called “Swarga Dwara” (Gate to Heaven).
Outside this doorway are 56 steps that leads to the Gomati River. Source: Wikipedia