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Dwarka is of mythological importance as it was the capital of Lord Kirshna to where he had migrated from Mathura region. The original Dwarka and four other succeding it, are supposed to have been submerged by the see. The city of Dwarka renowned in myth and legend was once the capital of Lord krishna empire. He is believed to have settled here after leaving Mathura thousands of year ago. It association with Lord krishna gives it a sanctity that attracts millions of pilgrims even today. Dwarka is one of the most important pilgrim centre for the Hindus for it is believed to be one among the seven sacred city and one of the four dhams. Dwarkanath also referred by the name Trilok sundar is believed to be built by Vajranabh, Lord Krishna's successor and great grandson. There are also legends which say that this temple was erected in one single day under Lord Krishna's direction. Also Lord Krishna wanted the people to leave Dwarka when he was dying for the sea to engulf the city. That's why the legends say that orignal Dwarka and four other succeeding it, are supposed to have been submerged by the sea. The present Dwarka is the sixth city on the site.

Location :- Dwarka is situated in the Saurashtra peninsula of the Arabian Sea. It is on the extreme western side of India in the state of Gujarat. 
Places of Interest :-
Shree Dwarkadheesh Temple

Dwarkadheesh Temple :- Dwarkadheesh Temple is also referred by the name Jagat temple and Sikhar rises to 170 feet high. As a custom the flag or the pataka of the temple is taken around the temple by the donor before it is hoisted and atleast thrice a day the flag is changed. Lot of care is taken in stitching the flag. Swarg Dwar is the way to enter the temple and the devotees come out by the Moksh Dwar, where the former is known as gateway of heaven and the latter as gateway of salvation. The temple is noted for its rich carvings. It is one of the most important moksh dhams. the gomthi river flows nearby.
Rukmini Devi Temple

Rukmini Devi Temple :- Rukmini Devi Temple dating back to the 12th century is situated at a distance of about 1.5kms away from Dwarka and the presiding deity of this temple is Lord Krishna's wife Rukmini. The main attraction of the temple is the paintings on the wall which depicts the life of Rukmini with Lord Krishna's.
Gomati Ghat

Gomati Ghat Temples :- Legends say that River Gomati is the other name for the sacred Ganges and it flows though may shrines and ghats where people perform various and rituals. It is believed that it was here where lord himself had served the hot tempered Durvasa and a dip in this believed to liberate all sins. Another feature of this ghat is that it is here that the river merges with the Arabian Sea.
Gita Mandir :-  The Gita mandir is situated more toward the west of Dwarka and it is built of white elegant marble which gives a pious feeling the moment where we enter the temple. The Gita mandir emphasize more on the value of the sacred book Bhagavad Gita. The mandir is built in such a way any small sound made inside the premises will be echoed back. The main feature of the temple is both the walls and the ceilings carry beautiful carving and hymns from Bhagavad Gita. This were built by the Birla group people in 1970.
Nageshwar Jyotirlinga

Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple :- The presiding deity of the Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple is Lord Shiva and this temple is situated on the outskirts of Dwarka. It is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. Legends according to Shiv Purana says that Lord Shiva killed the demon named Duruka here and spent few years in this place. Also the demon Daruka requested the God to name this place after him and hence it is called as Dwarka. The statue of Shivlinga is very huge and it faces South. On the day of Shivrathri thousands of piligrims throng this place to offer their prayers.

How to reach

By Air :- The nearest airport from Dwarka is at Jamnagar, which is at a distance of around 145 kilometers from the city. There are regular flights from Mumbai to Jamnagar.
By Rail :- Rail network connects Dwarka and Jamnagar. Dwarka lies on the Western Railway route. The railway station at Dwarka lies on the Okha-Ahmedabad broad gauge railway line. It is at a distance of around 137 kilometers from Jamnagar, 378 Kilometers from Ahmedabad and about 217 kms from Rajkot.
By Road :- State highway connects Dwarka with Okha and Jamnagar. Private buses and State Transport buses are easily available for a comfortable travel to Dwarka, Gujarat.

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