This temple is in Rajasthan just a 18 kms from Kankroli Dwaraka .
Vehicles are not allowed only we had to take a share auto as the roads are very narrow . Both sides of the narrow roads are shops . We couldn’t find the main entrance . When we found a chappel stand we put our chappels there and that man guided us with the main entrance . Mobiles handbags are not allowed cloak rooms are there to keep it . Took tokens for our slippers bags and mobiles then entered the temple .
In this temple there is seperate queue for ladies and men . As it was overcrowded we went in by paying Rs.150 per person . Luckily we were left near the main sanctum, where we waited for the doors to get opened . Just in few seconds the doors where opened and we were allowed inside .
This temple also maintains the same Shyam bogh dharshan as in Kankroli .We were lucky to have the arathy dharshan of the Lord Dwarakadesh .
Oh my goodness cant believe of the crowd from where they came , started pushing as iam little short got admist of the crowd and got suffocated and exhausted. If allowed I would have returned back , the crowd pushed and pushed finally I was in front of the Lord Krishna , this Lord idol is little bigger in the size of the idol we saw in Kankroli Dwarakadesh, the minute I saw Him my suffocation exhaustion everything dissapeared only joy filled my mind and tears in my eyes was such a divine feeling . The Lord Krishna was in dancing posture and they showed deepam arathy (waving of diyas) . In the exit of the main sanctum there is a room closed it is said that Lord Krishna played in this place . The door of this room is made of wood with silver carvings on it and locked . Then to a crawling posture Lord Krishna in the same temple named as BalaKrishna .
Took rest within the temple complex for a while and came out and collected our mobiles bags and chappels and took pics near the exit entrance . Did shopping for almost an hour and returned to our room .
Idols of Lord fancy jewellery bags and sarees meenakari works in bangles are all sold here .
Though ladies in seperate queue and gents un seperate queue they send near the main sanctum is becomes a mess and overcrowded pushing and pulling of each other , I beg the temple authorities to regulate this in a much disciplined manner as a elderly woman fell down in this chaos .
The temple has a story behind its establishment. According to the legend, the image of Lord Shrinath ji was enshrined in Vrindavan (land of Lord Krishna), but to protect the idol from the destructive rage of Aurangzeb. In 1672, Rana Raj Singh was the only gallant, who made an effort to rescue the idol from the domain of Aurangzeb . It is said that when the image was being shifted to an impervious place then at a particular place, the wheel of vehicle sank deep down in mud. The image refused to move further, so the escorting priest apprehended that this was Lord’s chosen spot. Thus, a temple was built on the same spot.
3 thoughts on “Srinath Dwaraka”
Superb narration ranju.
Gives the feel of having visited the place in person. I have visited the temple in 2018. Ur article gave me nostalgic memories. Thanks a lot 😍
Thank you 😊