Dwarkadhish Temple Gujarat Yatra and History

Dwarkadhish Temple Gujarat History, Timings and Darshan Procedure

Shri Dwarkadhish Darshan Dress Code

  • For Male : Any Traditional Dhoti – Kurta & Kurta – Pyjamas
  • For Female: Any Traditional Punjabi Salwar Suit, Saree & Half – Saree.

Entrance Tickets

The Dwarkadhish is open for all without any cost, there is no ticket.

Dwarka Importance/ History of Dwarkadhish Temple in Gujarat

The legend about Shri Krishna defeated his uncle Kansa in wrestling. Krishna’s maternal grandfather renamed as King of Mathura. But King Jarasangh and King Kaalyavan attacked on Mathura for 17 times to take revenge of King Kansa, who was their friend. Krishna prayed to Lord Samudra(ocean) for some land where he and his kingdom’s citizens can live peacefully. Lord Samudra offered 12 yojanas land nearby Arabian coast. Lord Vishwakarma build whole city, Dwarka, a gated city.

Another Legends says that at the time of the death of Shri Krishna, who was hit by the arrow of a hunter near Somnath at Bhalka Tirth, Dwarka disappeared in the sea.

The present Dwarka like its ancient form was on the coast of Arabian sea opposite the Gulf of Kutch.

The Dwarkadhish Temple comes under 3 pilgrim Yatras. These are :

  1. 48 kos parikrama of Kurukshetra, Haryana.
  2. Braj Parikrama, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
  3. Dwarkadhish Yatra, Dwarka, Gujarat.

History of Gujarat Dwarkadhish Temple

The Dwarkadhish Temple is 2000 years old. It was believed that the original temple built by Vajranabha in the memory of his forefather, which remains from merging into the Arabian Sea.

The Dwarkadhish temple is renovated and attacked throughout the time period. In 1965 AD, Pakistan had tried to attack but failed. Indian Government takes care and renovates it gradually.

Gujarat Dwarkadhish Temple Timings

S.No.Darshan TimingDetailsDarshan
 16.30 am – 7.00 amMangala Aarti30 min
2.7.00 am – 8.00 amMangala Darshan1 hour
3.8.00 am –  9.00 amAbhishek Pooja
[ Darshan Closed]
4.9.00 am – 9.30 amShringar Darshan3 min
5.9.30 am – 9.45 amSnanbhog
[darshan closed]
6.9.45 am – 10.15 amShringar Darshan30 min
7.10.15 am – 10.30 amShringarbhog
[ Darshan Closed]
8.10.30am – 10.45 amShringar Aarti15 min
9.11.05 am to 11.20 amGwal Bhog
[ Darshan Closed]
10.11.20 am – 12.00 noonDarshan40 min
11.12.00 to 12.20  Rajbhog
[Darshan Closed]
12.12.20 pm to 12.30 pmDarshan10 min
13.12.30 pm Anosar, Darshan   
14.5.00 pm – 5.30 pmUthappan Darshan30 min
15.5.30 pm – 5.45 pmUthappan Bhog
[Darshan Closed]
16.5.45 pm – 7.15 pmDarshan1 hours 30 min
17.7.15 pm – 7.30 pmSandhya Bhog
[Darshan Closed]
18.7.30 pm – 7.45 pmSandhya Aarti15 min
19.8.00 pm – 8.10 pmShayanbhog
[Darshan Closed]
20.8.10 pm – 8.30 pmDarshan20 min
21.8.30 pm – 8.35 pmShayan Aarti5 min
22.8.35 pm – 9.00 pmDarshan25 min
23.9.00 pm – 9.20 pmBantabhog and Shayan [Darshan Closed]
24.9.20 pm – 9.30 pmDarshan10 min
25.9.30 pmMandir Closed

Tourist Attraction Temples near Dwarkadhish

Nageshwar Jyotirlinga

Nageshvara Jyotirlinga’s story is written in Shiv Puran. A demon who named as Daruk and his wife Daruki had kidnapped Lord Shiva devotee, named as Supriya, and villagers also. Daruk and Daruki were devotees of Goddess Parvati. They were blessed from Goddess Parvati , they would not get kill in Darukavan. So they were travelling with their forest, Darukavan, to save their lives. Lord Shiva’s devotee Supriya and villagers were praying to Lord Shiva and continuously chanting Shiva Mantra. Lord Shiva came in that forest just to save his devotee along with the villagers with the form of Shivaling, which is Nageshwar Jyotirlinga.

Temple Timing :

  • Morning : 6.30 am to 12.30 pm
  • Evening : 5.00 pm to 9.30 pm

Puja / Seva / Abhishek :

  • Archana Puja: Rs 250/-
  • Darshan Tickets: Rs 200/- for Two person
  • Abhishek
    • Price: Rs 500/-
    • Timing: 6.30 am to 12.30 pm
    • The ticket is on arrival at the counter, not online.
    • After paying the amount, Shastri will accompany the devotees to perform the Abhishek.
    • Puja materials/ offerings to be purchased by the devotee.

Rukhmanee Mandir

Once Sage Durvasa came to Dwarka, Shri Krishna and his wife Rukmini pulled his chariot instead of any animal. While pulling that chariot, goddess Rukhmini felt thirsty, she has asked his husband. Shri Krishna brought Ganga water by prodding his toe on the ground. Rukmini quenched by drinking Ganga water. Sage Durvasa felt insulted because they had not offered Ganga water to him. Then he cursed Rukmini to stay away from Shri Krishna and stay thirsty.  Whenever devotees have to offer they offer water.

Temple Timing :

  • Morning : 5.00 am to 12.00 noon
  • Afternoon : 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Puja / Seva / Abhishek :

  • One full water tanker: Rs 1000 /-
  • One Half water tanker: Rs 500 /-

Gomti Ghat

Gomti Ghat is situated at the mouth of Gomti river. Here Gomti Mataji Temple is also being sighted. It is always open without any cost. Devotee use to take bath, here.

Bet Dwarka

Bet Dwarka is an small island off the coast of Dwarka. ‘Bet’ means gift, offered by Shri Krishna’s best friend Sudama. People use to do, here, boating in morning and in evening.

Bhadkeshwar Mahadev Mandir

Bhadkeshwar Mahadeva Mandir happens to be self-emerged Shivlinga from Arabian Sea, 5000 years ago.

Temple Timing : 6.00 am to 7.00 pm

People use to go during sunsets due to the low tide.

Shree Swaminarayan Mandir

Swami Narayan Mandir is dedicated to Swami Narayan who is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu during 1700 AD.

Temple Timing :  5.00 am to 8.00 am

People can seat their time to enjoy divine vibes.

Sarda Math

Sarda Math founded by Adi Shankara in 461 AD, one amongst the four cardinal Peethams established by him. Sarda Math, its complete name is Pascimamnaya Sri Sarada Pitham or Dwarka Sharada Math. Motto of this math is Tattvamasi,  it holds authority over Sama Veda. People can visit its Museum,  from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm.

Geta Mandir / Birla Temple

This Temple established by Birla family, in 1970 AD.

Temple Timing : 6.30 am to 1.00 pm and 5.00 pm to 9.30 pm

There is no any temple ticket.

Gaytri Mandir

Devotees come here to worship Goddess Gayatri. During Dham Yatra, this temple is very special gathering point. This is the only Shaktipeeth, since 1983.

Siddheshwar Mahadeva Mandir

Siddheshwar Mahadeva Mandir is present in city from numerous centuries.

Temple Timing : 5.00 am to 12.30 pm and 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Samudra Narayan Temple

Samudra Narayan Mandir is situated at the Gomati Sangam.

Temple Timing : 6.00 am to 9.00 pm

Iskon Temple

ISKON Temples are easily available all over the world. ISKON Dwarka temple is, only, made-up of sand and limestone .

Temple Timing : 5.00 am to 12.00 pm and 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm.

How To Reach Dwarkadhish Temple in Gujarat

  1. By Airport.

Nearest Airport is Jamnagar Domestic Airport, which is 131 KM from Dwarka.

  • By Railways.

Dwarka Railway Station is small railway station, and within city.

  • By Roads

Gujarat State transport is very well connected with Dwarka.