The Ancient Temple of Dwarakadish has a special significance that it was first built by King Vajranabha, Krishna’s Great grandson honouring his Ascension. The temple is located in the town of Dwaraka on the coast of Arabian sea, Gujrat. Many people think that the city of Dwaraka was underneath the sea right before this temple, but archeological surveys say that the city is bit farther down south of Gujarath coast. However, the ancient temple has an exquisite architecture like an umbrella on its top. But the main structure has been destroyed during invasion.
But the temple was rebuilt in the 16th century, it was noted that Saint Meerabai came here and does her Ascension, dissolved her embodiment into thin air. The shrine of Dwarakadish is one of the Four Temples, the char dham, situated on the bank of Gomati River. The Temple is also called the Jagat Mandir. It has two entrances, Moksha Dwar on the North and Swarg Dwar on the south.
The Temple flag bears the insignia of The Sun and The Moon, symbolising the unity of Humanity with Divinity as well as Krishna’s ascent and his never ending existence. The central idol has a unique feature that the sculpture was incomplete at eyes – telling us that look within. The temple has a unique legend that Rukmini and Lord Krishna were great charioteers, and often visited this place. And it is also said that Krishna resided here until the completion of Main City Dwaraka’s construction.
-Viswanath Venkat Dasari