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Dwarkadheesh temple Mathura

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Country  India
Location  Mathura
Consort  Sri Radha Rani
Year built  1814
Primary deity  Krishna
State  Uttar Pradesh
Elevation  169.77 m (557 ft)
Phone  095554 78764
District  Mathura
Dwarkadheesh temple Mathura
Devanagari  श्री द्वारकाधीश मंदिर, मथुरा
Address  Chaubiya Para Moholla, Dwarkadhish Ki Bjaria, Vishram Bazar Rd, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh 281001
Similar  Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi, Kesava Deo Temple, Dwarkadhish Temple, Government Museum - Mathura, Vishraam Ghat

Sri Dwarkadheesh Mandir (Hindi: श्री द्वारकाधीश मंदिर) is one of the oldest and largest temples of Mathura city in States of Indiaof India, India. This is a major and famous Hindu shrine, and its current structure was built up by Seth Gokul Das Parikh, the treasurer of then Gwalior State(Scindia) in 1814. It was built for the famous Hindu deity Dwarkadheesh (meaning the God or king of Dwarka, where Lord Krishna has shifted from Mathura and settled till his life on earth). There the main deity is of Lord Dwarkadheesh, a form of Lord Krishna seen in a black Marble idol named Dwarkanath. With him is the White marble idol of his counterpart deity Sri Radharani.

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Architecture

The temple is having a good large premises with the main building enclosed by a magnificently carved Rajasthani style entrance with steep steps leading to temple courtyard. In the central courtyard a platform is built up lined up with three rows of richly carved pillars and support the ceiling which is also beautifully painted. Another small temple of another form of Lord Krishna (Vishnu) Shaligram is also built up within the temple courtyard.

Festivals

The temple management is under the followers of Vallabhacharya sect (whose followers were the original founders of the premises). A Hindola festival is celebrated in the rainy month of Shravan (Occurring in July/August). The temple in this duration is beautifully decorated in some theme colours and the lord Dwarkadheesh is placed in beautifully decorated in silver and golden Jhoola (swing) for special darshan. Temple is having good religious significance and therefore lakhs of pilgrims visit the shrine every year from different parts of the country and even abroad.

Reach

This Temple is about 3.5 km from city main railway station Mathura Junction. From there many modes are available to reach the temple e.g. autorickshaw takes about 10 minutes to reach the temple. A cycle rickshaw takes about 15–20 minutes only.

Mathura city can be approached by nearest airport at Agra 60 km away. From there a cab or bus for Mathura depot can be taken and then reach the temple by taking a connecting auto or rickshaw.

References

Dwarkadheesh temple Mathura Wikipedia


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