Dwarkadhish Mandir

Dwarka, Gujarat, India

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The Dwarkadhish Temple, also known as the Jagat Mandir, is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, who is worshiped here by the name Dwarkadhish meaning "King of Dwarka" and is a part of the Char Dham pilgrimage. The main shrine of the five-storied building, supported by 72 pillars, is known as Jagat Mandir or Nija Mandir. According to tradition, the original temple was believed to have been built by Lord Krishna's grandson, Vajranabha, over the hari-griha (Lord Krishna's residential place). Archaeological findings suggest that the original temple was built in 200 BCE at the earliest. The temple was rebuilt and enlarged in the 15th-16th century.