Dwarkadhish(Krisna) Temple in Mathura Uttar Pradesh

Here is Some Information about Dwarkadhish(Krisna) Temple in Mathura Uttar Pradesh India.



Location:Eastern part of Mathura,Up
Built in:1814
Built By:Seth Gokul Das Parikh
Dedicated to: Lord Krishna
Significance:  One of the most visited temples of Mathura
Entry:Free
Photography: Not Allow
Visiting timing:50 Mins
Best time to Visit:October to March
Festivals:Janmastmi
Pincode: 281001 
Nearest Railway station:Mathura Railway station
Nearest Air Port:Agra. 56 km, and Delhi 147km


Temple Timing of Dwarkadhish Temple Mathura



Morning

 

Mangla 06.30 am to 07.00 am
Shrinagar 07.40 am to 07.55 am
Gwal 08.25 am to 08.45 am
Rajbhog 10.00 am to 10.30 am

Evening

 

Utthanpan 04.00 pm to 04.20 pm
Bhog 04.45 pm to 05.05 pm
Aarti 05.20 pm to 05.40 pm
Sayan 06.30 pm to 07.00 pm

Winter


Morning

Mangla 06.30 am to 07.00 am
Shrinagar 07.40 am to 07.55 am
Gwal 08.25 am to 08.45 am
Rajbhog 10.00 am to 10.30 am

Evening

Utthanpan 03.30 pm to 03.50 pm
Bhog 04.20 pm to 04.40 pm
Aarti 06.00 pm


More Information about Dwarkadhish Temple Mathura




The Dwarkadhish Temple in Mathura was built in 1814 by Seth Gokul Das Parikh, who was a treasurer of the Gwalior Estate. The temple is close to the Vishram Ghat, one of the most prominent ghats on the banks of the city. Lord Krishna was often referred to as “Dwarkadhish” or “King of Dwarka” and so the name of the temple. Nowadays, the temple is administered by the Vallabhacharya sect.

The main shrine houses the idols of Lord Krishna and his beloved Radha. Then temple also enshrines idols of other gods and goddesses. The interiors flaunt magnificent works of art, carvings and paintings.

The temple welcomes thousands of visitors daily and many more during festive occasions, especially during Janmasthmi, or the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, which falls in August/September. It is also locally known for its annual swing festival which takes place at the end of every Shravan month, which marks the beginning of the rainy season.

History of Dwarkadish Temple Mathura



The origin of Mathura is ancient. It is said to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna, the popular incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Mathura and the area around it, including Vrindavan, are linked with the childhood exploits of Lord Krishna. It is mentioned in the ancient Indian epic of Mahabharata. It later became a part of the Mauryan Empire. King Ashok, the great Mauryan ruler, built a number of Buddhist monuments in and around Mathura in the third century. Between first century BC and first century AD, Mathura was the center for arts. The sculpture making and stone carving styles of this period are referred to as belonging to the Mathura School of Art. The main theme of these sculptures was inspired by the life of Lord Buddha. The decline of Buddhism in this region following the decline of the Mauryan Empire saw the rise of Hindu influence. However, in the 11th century AD, Mahmud Ghazni destroyed a large number of Buddhist and Hindu shrines. In the 15th century, Sikandar Lodhi, one of the Sultans from Delhi, continued the pillage of this city. The last great Mughal ruler and a fanatic Muslim, Aurangzeb flattened the Kesava Deo temple and a built a mosque here. The Afghani marauder Ahmed Shah Abdali dealt the final blow in 1757, when he torched the city. It came under British rule in 1804.

Architecture of Dwarkadhish Temple Mathura




A Temple was built at the site around 400 BC by Vajranabhji, the great grandson of Lord Krishna, however the present structure was built during the 16th century in a typical Chalukyan style of architecture. The beautiful temple rises up to a height of 51.8 mts. Also known as the Jagat Mandir, the temple has two Sikhara. The Nij shikhar ( The longer sikhar ) is where the deity of Lord Dwarkadhish is placed. The huge temple consists of 60 exquisitely carved pillars and a number of sculptures that depict the influence of various dynasties such as the Guptas, Pallavas and Chavdas ( referring to Chavda Kingdom ) that ruled Dwarka over the years. The entrance to the temple is from the north, also known as the Moksha Dwaar while towards the south is the Swarg Dwaar, from where a series of steps leads down to the banks of river Gomti. According to legend, the temple was constructed in a single day by Vishwakarma, the lord of construction. The deity of Lord Dwarkadhish is made of shiny black stone and is about 2.25 ft in height. The four hands of the Lord carries a conch, wheel, a mace and a lotus each and is popularly known as 'Shankh Chakra Gada Padma Chaturbhuj'. It is said that the deity was hidden for years to protect it from invaders while another deity brought from the Rukmini temple was installed in its absence. The original deity was reinstalled during the 16th century after the construction of the new temple.

 How to Reach Dwarkadhish Temple Mathura




By Air: The nearest airport is Agra. 56 km, and Delhi 147km.

By Train: Mathura is an important railway junction with connections to all parts of the country. Mathura lies on the route from Delhi to Chennai and Delhi to Mumbai.


By Road:Mathura lies on NH 2 and is connected to all parts of the country with good roads.


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