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The Temples Of North-West India
The Temples of North-West India - Index The Author
Invocation Foreword
Prologue Yatra And Its Importance
Somanath Dwaraka
Mathura Amritsar
Kurukshetra Mount Abu
Ambaji Pushkar - Raj
Mata Vaishnodevi Mandir Amarnath
Some Shrines Superb
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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The Earthly Abode of Lord Krishna


The pilgrims avail the darsan of the lovely face, beaming with radiant smile of Dwarakadish atleast at three places, besides the main Mandir, viz., 1. Okha Dwaraka, 2. Beti Dwaraka, and 3. Rukmini Dwaraka.


It is situated in an island in the bay of Cutch, and is 20 miles off the main temple. There is a motor able road upto Okha Dwaraka, and from here pilgrims go by boats. There are mechanized boats run by several companies and they charge one rupee per head for furring across a distance of 8 kms. It is quite pleasant, and all enjoy the voyage. The town authorities collect tax from every pilgrim. There are two temples dedicate°d to Sri Krishna, and in both of them Vallabha Sampradaya is observed. There are many old, dilapidated palatial , buildings identified as Sri Krishna residential quarters and palaces of his astamahishis. The image in the second one is that of Sankhodhara.

According to legend, there was a dreadful demon living in this region in Satyayuga and was torturing the sages and saints in several ways. In response to the soulful prayers of the afflicted, lord Mahavishnu killed him in his Matsya rupa and relieved His bhaktas from the demon once for all. The grateful sages built a temple here and worshipped Him, and that temple lies next to the Krishna Mandir. Its antiquity and the beauty of the image draws the devotees invariably ever. In Okha itself there is a shrine dedicated to Sri Krishna, but it is not given' due importance as the other two in the island. Pilgrims in their zeal for boat travel bypass this shrine.

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About Dwaraka
The Present Temple
The Archamurthi..Pg1
The Archamurthi..Pg2
The Archamurthi..Pg3
The Archamurthi..Pg4
The Archamurthi..Pg5
You are Here! Places of Itinerary Interest...Pg.1
Places of Itinerary Interest...Pg.2
Places of Itinerary Interest...Pg.3
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