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Beyt Dwaraka

Beyt Dwarka, an island in the Arabian sea off the coast of Dwarka. Considered the original residence of Krishna .Here Lord Krishna is named as Kesavaraiji .

Beyt Dwarka was the old port during the ancient times of Krishna before the Okha port was developed in Dwarka.

The temple built here is credited to the religious Guru Vallabhacharya of the “Pushtimarg Sampradaya”.

Rice is the traditional offering here to the deity as it is believe that Sudama offered rice to his childhood friend Krishna.

There are also smaller shrines on Beyt Dwarka which are dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu, Hanuman and Devi. 

According to a legend, Vishnu killed the demon Shankhasura on this island. There are temples of Vishnu in the incarnation of matsya, or fish. Other shrines here are of Goddess Rukmini, Trivikramaji, Devaki, Radha, Lakshmi, Satyabhama, Jambavati, Goddess Ambaji , Madhavaraiji .
Lakshmi Narayan, and many other gods.

There is a mantap where people offer money for rice and next to it is a mantap where people offer gold and silver to the temple and they officially give receipt.

There is a pillar which people hug and make a desire and it is believed their desires are fulfilled by the Lord Dwarakadesh.

Boat travelling takes about 20 minutes to this island and had to walk about a km to reach the temple . For boat they collect Rs. 20 per person and for return again Rs. 20 we have to pay . No safety measures are followed for this boating , they carry much crowd that should be changed . From boat again one had to walk a half a km those who cannot walk can make use of carts. These are cart pushed by men those who cant walk can make use of it , they charge 50 per person .

At the entrance there are about 20 steps , here too we had the arathy dharshan of Lord Keshavaraiji .

Travelling in boat to Beyt Dwaraka
While returning
Cart travel to Beyt Dwaraka
Entrance of Beyt Dwaraka

Boat travelling to Beyt Dwaraka

Published by Ranjini Madhavan

Iam a homemaker who like to travel to spiritual places and like to share my spiritual tours , pictures and my personal tour experiences .Though am not expressive to put it in words thought it would be easy for others who likes to travel these places so that they may know what all places to be covered and a sweet memories for myself.

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