Today in this article we are going to tell you some interesting facts related to Dwarkadhish Temple, a sacred temple in Gujarat, which you might not even know.
The Dwarkadhish Temple on the banks of the Gomti River in Gujarat is the holiest in Gujarat. This temple dedicated to Lord Krishna is considered one of the holiest, grandest, and most prominent temples in Gujarat as well as India. Located in the city of Dwarka, Gujarat, this temple is a holy abode in itself, where lakhs of devotees and tourists come every year to visit and visit the Dwarkadhish temple. Almost everyone knows the name of this temple, but very few people know about some interesting and mythological facts related to this temple. Today in this article we are going to tell you some interesting facts related to Dwarkadhish Temple, which you might not even know. So let's know.
History of temple
It is believed that the Dwarkadhish Temple is about 2 thousand two hundred years old. It is said that this temple was built by Vrajbhan during the Krishna period. For your information, let us know that Vrajbhan is considered to be the great-grandson of Lord Krishna. It is said in mythology that this place used to be the residence of 'Hari Griha' i.e. Lord Krishna Ji, which was later built as a temple.
Other names for the temple
Dwarkadhish temple is known by many names. This temple is called 'Krishna Temple', 'Dwarka Temple' and 'Hari Temple', but this temple is most commonly known as 'Jagat Temple' after Dwarkadhish Temple. This temple is also known as 'NijMandir'. According to the legend, the city was built by Lord Krishna on a piece of land obtained from the sea, where the AAP temple is present.
The Dwarkadhish temple has been constructed in a very grand way. It is said to have been constructed in the Mirman Chalukya style, using limestone and sand, which reflects India's oldest style. It is also said that this temple is built on a piece of stone. The five-storied temple is built on 72 pillars, which is nothing short of amazing.
The flag symbolizes the sun and the moon
A flag is waved at the peak of this temple, which the devotees consider a symbol of the sun and the moon. The height of this flag is said to be about 75 feet. It is also said that the flag of the temple is changed at least five times a day, but the replication remains the same. People believe that this is the symbol of Lord Krishna. It is said that whenever the flag is lowered, devotees are excited to touch it.
The two gates present in this temple are also considered very important. A gate is present towards the north, which is known as 'Moksha Dwar'. The second gate is towards the south direction which is also known as 'Swarga Dwar'. You can also go to the banks of the Gomti River via the south gate.
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