is stoutly refuted by Durgasankar Sastry and Bhattasali. Some
identified it with modern Junagadh which was called Girinagar then.
A few say it to be Mannargudi, a town located in Madurai district,
down south, in Tamil Nadu; yet others account for it Mabhavpur,
lying between Porbundar and Miyani. A place called Khed Dwaraka in
Marwad is also brought into controversy. Finally, the holy town of
Dwaraka situated on the bank of Gomati in the Okhama mandal region
of the Western part of modern Gujarat is popularly identified with
the original Dwaraka. Any how, Dwaraka, wherever it be, is included
in the list of seven most important holy places of pilgrimage and
visiting of which is a must for every ardent Hindu to get liberated
himself/ herself from the cycle of births and deaths.