Dwarkadhish Temple, Nathdwara

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The Dwarkadhish temple, also known as the Jagat Mandir and occasionally spelled Dwarakadheesh (Gujarati: દ્વારકાધીશ મન્દિર; Sanskrit and Hindi: द्वारकाधीश मन्दिर), is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Krishna, who is worshipped here by the name Dwarkadhish, or 'King of Dwarka'. The main shrine of the 5-storied building, supported by 72 pillars, is known as Jagat Mandir or Nija Mandir, archaeological findings suggest it to be 2,200 - 2,000 years old. Temple was enlarged in the 15th- 16th century. The Dwarkadhish Temple is a Pushtimarg temple, hence it follows the guidelines and rituals created by Shree Vallabhacharya and Shree Vitheleshnathji.

According to tradition, the original temple was believed to have been built by Krishna's grandson, Vajranabha, over the hari-griha (Lord Krishna's residential place). The temple became part of the Char Dham pilgrimage considered sacred by Hindus in India, after Adi Shankaracharya, the 8th century Hindu theologian and philosopher, visited the shrine. The other three being comprising Shringeri, Badrikashram and Puri. Even today a memorial within the temple is dedicated to his visit. Dwarakadheesh is the 108th Divya Desam of Vishnu on the subcontinent, glorified in the Divya Prabandha sacred texts.
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  • This temple is spacious, a bit difficult to park but man even it has a lake at its backside. Do visit for serene secenary.  more »
  • Dwarakadeeshji temple of Kankroji visit during week days is convenient. Brief history of temple in English is needed. Upkeep of wash rooms located outside temple is a immediate need  more »
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  • This temple is owned by one family. They are running good business. However that doesn't decrease the spiritual importance of deity itself. The security levels are not justified to the fame this temple enjoys.
  • Its very beautiful and historic. You should make a point to travel with the local guide to know about the history. Unfortunately no cameras are allowed inside, which aslo makes it more special as its beauty is kept hidden.
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