Dwarkadheesh is one of the oldest and largest temples of Mathura, (Uttar Pradesh) in India along the Yamuna River and also one of the major pilgrimages of India .It is a Hindu Temple dedicated to the Lord Krishna. The Temple is having large and beautiful Premises with the main building enclosed by a magnificently carved Rajasthani style entrance and the temple has deities images of various Gods and Goddesses.
How to 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.
In 1814, its current structure was built up by Seth Gokul Das Parikh
(the treasurer of the Gwalior Estate).It was built for the famous Hindu deity
Dwarkadheesh (meaning the God or king of Dwarka ) and major and This is also a
famous Hindu shrine where the main deity is of Lord Dwarkadheesh, a form of
Lord Krishna seen which is the main
attraction of the temple in a black Marble idol named Dwarkanath and deity of
RadhaRani made up of White Marble.
This is the place, where Lord Krishna has shifted from Mathura and
settled till his life on earth. In 1930, the temple was shifted to Pustimarg
Girgharlal Acharya Ji from Kankroli for worship services and since then Lord
Krishna is worshipped according to them.The Temple welcomes thousands of
devotees and visitors from different part of the world to receive the blessings
of the Lord Krishna.