The Land of LegendsRoad trip Delhi - Ahmedabad - Dwaraka - Bet Dwaraka - Gir - Gandhinagar - Porbander - Jamnagar - Morbi - UdaipurTotal No of days - 7Dated - Oct 2011
Dwaraka & Bet Dwaraka
The Krishna temple is a 5-storied building, supported by 72 pillars, is known as Jagat Mandir and is estimated to be 2,000 - 2,200 years old. Krishna's grandson, Vajranabha is said to have built the temple. After Rameswaram, Badrinath and Puri, this is the 4th dham, after the visit of Adi Shankaracharya.
Dwarakadish at night
The flag on top of the temple shows the sun and moon, which is believed to indicate that Krishna would be there till Sun and moon exist on earth. The flag is changed from 5 times a day, but the symbol remains the same.
Boat ride to Bet Dwaraka
Bet Dwaraka is 3kms from the Okha port. It is believed to be the residence of Lord Krishna. Okha Jetty is 30kms from Dwarka, reach here by road and then take 15 minutes boat journey by sea to reach Bet Dwarka.
Island of Bet Dwaraka
The Keshava temple is said to be around 500 years old, and stands in the residence of lord Krishna. The idol is similar to the Lord in Dwarakadish.
Hanuman-Dandi temple drive, where idols of Makardhwaja and Hanuman are worshiped together.
Magadwaj & Hanuman temple
one of the twelve Jyotirlingas.
Rukmini mata temple
At one time Lord Krishna wished to invite the sage Durvasa for dinner and accordingly he set out with Rukmini to the ashram of Durvasa who agreed on the condition that they pull the chariot in which he would travel. They agreed but, on the way, Rukmini became thirsty and asked Lord Krishna for water. He struck the earth with his foot and Ganga gushed forth. Rukmini quenched her thirst. Durvasa was watching and flew into a rage because he was not offered water first. The sage cursed her to be seated here for ever. hence Jal daan is done here even today.