Let me open the grandÂ doors of “The kingdom of Lord” !
An island, a historical site or a pilgrimage of Hindus, whatever you may call it, captivates you with it’s surroundings and great history.
Bet Dwarka, popularly known as the â€˜kingdom of Lord Krishnaâ€™ is a small island situated some 30 miles away from Dwarka. Last year I had the privilege to visit this mystical place. Let me open the doors of mystery and history.
Bet Dwarka is considered the part of the ancient city in Indian epic literature DvÄrakÄ found in Mahabharata and Skanda Purana. Gujarati scholar Umashankar Joshi suggested that Antardvipa in Sabha Parva of Mahabharata can be identified as Bet Dwarka as Yadava of Dwarka said to travel to it by boats. It derived its name Shankhodhar as the island is a large source of conch shells (Shankh). Archeological remains found under the sea suggest the existence of settlement during Late Harappan period of Indus Valley Civilization or immediately after it. It can be reliably dated to times of Maurya Empire. It was a part of Okha Mandal or Kushdwip area. Dwarka is mentioned in the copper inscription dated 574 AD of Simhaditya, the minister of Vallabhi under Maitraka. He was the son of Varahdas, the king of Dwarka. Source: Wikipedia
Doors depict a story. A story of belief, a story of faith and leadership. Rusty and dusty doors were worth to be captured.
Some more doors from the ancient town of Gujrat. You can see the emblem of the kingdom carved just above the arch of the door in the picture below.
Wow!!! Now those are some doors! Judy
Thank you for the visit. You always charge me up with your gracious comments.
Really DOORS! Impressive, huge, magnificent.
Thanks a lot 🙂 I had fun while clicking those big ones.
I loved to see all those doors.
Basically I love to see DOORS.
Because I manufacture doors.