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    Visiting Dwaraka

    by ushar Written Sep 22, 2011

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    The name ‘Dwarka’ that came from two words – dwara (door) and ka (Brahma) – stood for ‘gateway to the spiritual union with Brahma’. Dwarka is one of the ancient cities of India with a history that dates back to the 1500 BC and is linked to the ancient Hindu texts like the Gita and Puranas. Dwarka is associated with the life of Lord Krishna, who is believed to be one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu.
    According to legend, Dwarka was submerged in water after the death of Lord Krishna and the demise of the Yadava Dynasty. The present-day Dwarka was the Kushasthali of the ancient times which enjoyed a proud spot along the Saurashtra coast. It is believed that Dwarka was rebuilt six times by different civilisations and the present-day Dwarka is the 7th one.

    The search for the lost city of Dwarka commenced in the early 1930’s. Archeologists of the Marine Archeology Unit (MAU) discovered the immersed township of Dwarka during their explorations which were conducted in 1983 – 1990.

    This submerged township was built in six sectors and its general layout corresponded to the descriptions of the golden city of Dwarka as mentioned in the ancient texts. Copper coins, foundations of boulders, old constructions, pottery samples, etc. that date back to around 1500 BC were also excavated.

    Present-day Dwarka sits on the right side of the river banks of the Gomati. Dwarka is a renowned historical and religious site and has the Dwarkadheesh Temple or Jagat Temple, which was built more than 2000 years ago. The Dwarkadheesh temple of Dwarka, built as per ancient Hindu architecture, is a five storey, ornate temple that rests on 60 pillars.

    Nageshwar Mahadev, Rukmini Temple, Bhalka Tirth, Gomati Ghat Temples, etc. are some other popular pilgrim spots in Dwarka. Dwarka is also the seat of Adi Shankaracharya, who established four ‘maths’ in four different parts of India. The Sharada Peetha of Dwarka is a famous research centre of Sanskrit language.

    Dwarka is situated towards the western-most part of the Indian state of Gujarat. Located on the tip of the Saurashtra peninsula on the Arabian Sea, Dwarka was once referred to as the Golden City. Dwaraka has remarkable significance as per Hindu lore since the place is categorised under both the ‘Chardham’ sites and the ‘sapta-puris’ (seven sacred cities).

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    a majestic temple

    by vpas Written Jul 24, 2008

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    The Somanath temple in Somnath,Gujarath is a magnificient edifice,worth visiting.It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located in the ancient ruined city of Somnath.It is considered to be one of the Twelve Jothirlinga temples of Lord Shiva,which are particularly holy.The temple was razed and rebuilt at least seven times for various reasons.Somnath literally means Lord of the moon.Lord Shiva has a crescent moon on his head.

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    get cosy with lions in the Girnar sanctuary

    by vpas Written Jul 24, 2008

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    The sasan gir sanctuary in gujarath is a must visit for wildlife lovers.Besides Lions you would find sambhars,deers,peacocks,black bucks etc..There are organised safaris on open jeeps or vans.You could also stay at the cottages in sinh sadan, in the sanctuary.While the accomodation is basic,it is clean and comfortable and not very fanciful.The food is also basic,but clean.There are a few guest houses outside the sanctuary,but the one inside is better.You could walk around for meals outside,but the facilities are just basic.

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    so much to see ,so much to do in gujarath

    by vpas Written Jul 24, 2008

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    Panch Dwaraka series
    You could visit the Panch dwaraka series of five temples associated with Lord Krishna.This is an amazing tour that covers Lord Krishna's temples in different parts of Gujarath.The temples are an awesome on their own,the legends associated with the temples and the journey to reach them offer a unique experience.
    Just go for it.

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    The old fort doors (darwajas)

    by Durfun Written Dec 24, 2005

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    Jump on a rixa to zoom past all the old Fort Door sections; it's quite a surreal feeling, how the old ruins are surrounded with 21st c living!!

    This city was occupied by a Muslim ruler (Ahmed Shah Badshah) hundreds of years ago, hence is named after him.

    In the city centre one will come across lots of Old Fort Doors (Teen Darwaja, Laal Darwaja, Bhadra Fort, Kalupur Darwaja, etc..).

    Now, since modern times, just these doors stand, the walls have all been taken down; the largest section standing is at Bhadra Fort (hence it's title since retains that word 'fort'!)

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    marvellous Jain Temples

    by navendu_shirali Written Jan 19, 2005

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    the girnar mountain is an N shaped. once u reach the first peak u are surronded by Jain temples everywhere these go back to year of King Ashoka.
    there is rustic beautiful temple which is of an goddess, here ends the first peak. to go the second peak called Duttartraya one has to walk down another slope and walk up same height ..very tiring but amzain views..

    u should start from base of mountain around 4 am s u can cover maximum distance before sunrise..coz once sun up its extremely hot..

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    Gandhi's birthplace

    by husain Updated Mar 7, 2004

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    Gujarat is where Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, or `Mahatma' Gandhi was born... In a town called Porbander on 2 October 1869.

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