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Dwarka is one of the seven most ancient cities in the country.The city lies in the western most part of India & is located in the Jamnagar District of Gujarat. The city is relatively flat having an average elevation of 0 mtr.
The city is considered to be one of the seven most holiest places for Hindus.
About Dwarka it is said that:
“A Kṣetra is a sacred ground, a field of active power, a place where Moksha, final release can be obtained. The Garuda Purana enumerates seven sites as giver of Moksha, They are Ayodhya, Mathura, Māyā, Kāsi, Kāñchī, Avantikā, Purī and Dvārāvat”.
The place is one of the four Dham the others three are Badrinath, Puri, Rameshwaram. The city is especially respected by Vaishnavas.
The Jagatmandir temple, which houses the Dwarkadhish, a form of Krishna, is also located in Dwaraka.
Nageshvara Jyotirlinga, one of the 12 holy shrines of Shiva, is located near Dwaraka. Dwarka is also the site of Dvaraka Pitha, one of the four cardinal mathas established by Adi Shankara, the others being those at Shringeri, Puri and Jyotirmath.
Dwarka is mentioned in the Mahabharata, the Harivansha, the Bhagavata Purana, the Skanda Purana, and the Vishnu Purana. It is said that this Dwarka was located near the site of the current city of Dwarka, but was eventually deserted and submerged into the sea.
How to reach:
By Air: The nearest domestic airport is located at Jamnagar which is about 137 kms away. Jamnagar is well connected by Mumbai International Airport. Local transport is available from Jamnagar to Dwarka.
By Rail: Dwarka railway station in the Ahmedabad – Okha rail route is connected to other major railway stations. Tourists can take trains from Ahmedabad (Gorakhpur Exp), Delhi (Uttaranchal Exp), Mumbai (Saurashtra Mail), Kolkata (Okha Howrah Exp) and Bangalore (Vivek Express).
By Road: The city is well linked by all weather road. GSRT buses connect from almost every city of Gujarat. There are luxury services available from Ahmedabad and other major cities.
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