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DWARKA NEARLY SIGHT SEEING (HALF DAY)

NAGESHWAR MAHADEV,GOPI TALAB,BET – DWARKA, RUKSHMANI MANDIR

Nageshwar Mahadev

इस प्रसिद्ध शिवलिंग की स्थापना के सम्बन्ध में इतिहास इस प्रकार है- एक धर्मात्मा, सदाचारी और शिव जी का अनन्य वैश्य भक्त था, जिसका नाम ‘सुप्रिय’ था। जब वह नौका (नाव) पर सवार होकर समुद्र के जलमार्ग से कहीं जा रहा था, उस समय ‘दारूक’ नामक एक भयंकर बलशाली राक्षस ने उस पर आक्रमण कर दिया। राक्षस दारूक ने सभी लोगों सहित सुप्रिय का अपहरण कर लिया और अपनी पुरी में ले जाकर उसे बन्दी बना लिया। चूँकि सुप्रिय शिव जी का अनन्य भक्त था, इसलिए वह हमेशा शिव जी की आराधना में तन्मय रहता था। कारागार में भी उसकी आराधना बन्द नहीं हुई और उसने अपने अन्य साथियों को भी शंकर जी की आराधना के प्रति जागरूक कर दिया। वे सभी शिवभक्त बन गये। कारागार में शिवभक्ति का ही बोल-बाला हो गया। जब इसकी सूचना राक्षस दारूक को मिली, तो वह क्रोध में उबल उठा। उसने देखा कि कारागार में सुप्रिय ध्यान लगाए बैठा है, तो उसे डाँटते हुए बोला– ‘अरे वैश्य! तू आँखें बन्द करके मेरे विरुद्ध कौन-सा षड्यन्त्र रच रहा है?’ वह ज़ोर-ज़ोर से चिल्लाता हुआ धमका रहा था, इसलिए उस पर कुछ भी प्रभाव न पड़ा। घमंडी राक्षस दारूक ने अपने अनुचरों को आदेश दिया कि सुप्रिय को मार डालो। अपनी हत्या के भय से भी सुप्रिय डरा नहीं और वह भयहारी, संकटमोचक भगवान शिव को पुकारने में ही लगा रहा। उस समय अपने भक्त की पुकार पर भगवान शिव ने उसे कारागार में ही दर्शन दिया। कारागार में एक ऊँचे स्थान पर चमकीले सिंहासन पर स्थित भगवान शिव ज्योतिर्लिंग के रूप में उसे दिखाई दिये। शंकरजी ने उस समय सुप्रिय वैश्य का अपना एक पाशुपतास्त्र भी दिया और उसके बाद वे अन्तर्धान (लुप्त) हो गये। पाशुपतास्त्र (अस्त्र) प्राप्त करने के बाद सुप्रिय ने उसक बल से समचे राक्षसों का संहार कर डाला और अन्त में वह स्वयं शिवलोक को प्राप्त हुआ। भगवान शिव के निर्देशानुसार ही उस शिवलिंग का नाम ‘नागेश्वर ज्योतिर्लिंग’ पड़ा। ‘नागेश्वर ज्योतिर्लिंग’ के दर्शन करने के बाद जो मनुष्य उसकी उत्पत्ति और माहात्म्य सम्बन्धी कथा को सुनता है, वह समस्त पापों से मुक्त हो जाता है तथा सम्पूर्ण भौतिक और आध्यात्मिक सुखों को प्राप्त करता है-

Gopi Talab

The stories of Lord Krishna’s childhood abound with youthful pranks and romance have a connection with this lake. As a young boy he used to dance the raas with the Gopis (young female inhabitants) in Vrindavana (or Vruj). When he moved to Dwarka, the Gopis could not bear the separation and came to visit him. They united with their Krishna at the Gopi talav, 20 km north of Dwarka on the night of Sharad Purnima (full moon) and once again danced the raas with him. Legend says that, unable to part from Krishna, the Gopis offered their lives to the soil of this land and merged with their beloved. It is said that they turned into yellow clay, known as Gopi Chandan. Even today the soil of the Gopi talav is extremely smooth and yellow in color.

Bet Dwarka

Bet Dwarka or Shankhodhar is an inhabited island at mouth of Gulf of Kutch situated 3 km (2 mi) off the coast of Okha, Gujarat, India. The island is measured northwest to southeast in 13 km (8 mi) with an average 4 km (2 mi) in east-west direction. It is a strip of sand and stone situated 30 km (19 mi) north of town of Dwarka.

Bet Dwarka is considered a part of the ancient city in Indian epic literature Dvārakā, the abode of Krishna, found in Mahabharata and Skanda Purana. Gujarati scholar Umashankar Joshi suggested that Antardvipa in Sabha Parva of Mahabharata can be identified as Bet Dwarka as Yadava of Dwarka said to travel to it by boats. It derived its name Shankhodhar as the island is a large source of conch shells (Shankh). Archeological remains found under the sea suggest the existence of settlement during Late Harappan period of Indus Valley Civilization or immediately after it. It can be reliably dated to times of Maurya Empire. It was a part of Okha Mandal or Kushdwip area. Dwarka is mentioned in the copper inscription dated 574 AD of Simhaditya, the minister of Vallabhi under Maitraka. He was the son of Varahdas, the king of Dwarka.

Rukmini Devi Temple

The Rukmini Devi Temple is a temple in Dwarka, 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) away from Dwarka, India. It is dedicated to Rukmini, Krishna’s chief queen. The temple is said to be 2,500 years old but in its present form it is inferred to belong to the 12th century. It is a richly carved temple decorated with sculptures of gods and goddesses on the exterior with the sanctum housing the main image of Rukmini. Carved naratharas (human figures) and carved gajatharas (elephants) are depicted in panels at the base of the tower.

An interesting legend is narrated to justify separate dwelling temples, far away from each other, for Rukmini and her husband Krishna. It is said that at the request of sage Durvasa (who was renowned for his short temper and bestowing curses) Krishna and Rukmini pulled a chariot taking sage Durvasa to their house for dinner. On the way, when Rukmini asked for water to quench her thirst, Krishna drew Ganges water, by prodding the ground with his toe, for her to drink. Rukmini quenched her thirst with the Ganges water. But Durvasa felt insulted as Rukmini did not have the courtesy to offer him water to drink. He, therefore, cursed her that she would live separately from her husband.

Dwarka Visiting Place Nearly Sight Seeing (Full Day)

Places to Visit in Dwarka Local S

DWARKA VISITING PLACE NEARLY SIGHT SEEING
(FULL DAY)

NAGESHWAR MAHADEV,

MOMAI MORA,

GOPI TALAB,

BET – DWARKA,

RUKSHMANI MANDIR

BHADKEWSWAR MAHADEV

SUNSET POINT

TRILOK ART GALLERY

SWAMINARAYAN MANDIR

LIGHT HOUSE

GAYATRI MANDIR

SUDAMA SETU & GOMTI GHAT

DWARKA TO SOMNATH

Dwarka – Porbandar – Somnath (200km/ 4hrs)

In the morning depart to Harsiddhi Temple Darshan. Latter Proceed Mul Dwarka Darshan. Latter Proceed to Porbandar (75km/1.5hrs) at Porbandar visit Kirti Mandir – the place where Gandhiji was born and Sudama Temple – The only Sudama Temple in the world. Later proceed to Madhupur Beach. Later Proceed to Somnath (130km/2.5hrs) on arrival visit Bhalka Tirth, Triveni Sagam, Geeta Mandir Chopati & Somnath Temple. In the evening attend Aarti and later watch light and Sound show.

KHUSBOO GUJARAT KI / Saurashtra Darshan

DWARKA – SOMNATH WITH DIU AND SASANGIR

Dwarka – Porbandar – Somnath (200km/ 4hrs)

In the morning depart to Harsiddhi Temple Darshan. Latter Proceed Mul Dwarka Darshan. Latter Proceed to Porbandar (75km/1.5hrs) at Porbandar visit Kirti Mandir – the place where Gandhiji was born and Sudama Temple – The only Sudama Temple in the world. Later proceed to Madhupur Beach. Later Proceed to Somnath (130km/2.5hrs) on arrival visit Bhalka Tirth, Triveni Sagam, Geeta Mandir Chopati & Somnath Temple. In the evening attend Aarti and later watch light and Sound show.

Somnath – Diu (100km/2hrs)

proceed to beach town Diu. Later, visit St. Paul’s Church, Diu Museum and Diu Fort. Evening is at leisure to laze and relax on the beach.

Diu – Sasangir – Junagadh (150km/3hrs)

proceed to Sasangir watch Gir Natinol Park and Devaliya Park. Latter proceed to Junagadh visit Narsinh Mehta Chora, upparkot, Damodar Kund and Bhavnath Mandir and Mount Girnar.

Junagadh – Dwarka (240km/5hrs)

proceed to Dwarka.

Dwarka to Kutch

DWARKA TO KUTCH

Dwarka – Bhuj

In the morning depart to Bhuj On arrival visit places like Aina Mahal Museum, Pragmahal Museum, Bhartiya Sanskriti Darsan Exhibition& Cenotaphs of Royal Family.

Bhuj Excursion to Mata No Madh – Lakhpat – Narayan Sarovar – Koteshwar

Visit Mata no Madh – the famous temple of Ashapura Mata. At Lakhpat visit Lakhpat Fort, unique Gurudwara and a beautiful tomb of Gosh Muhammad (famous saint) constructed with hard black stone. Visit Narayan Sarovar is one of the most sacred sites in Hindu religion and is considered to be the third sacred. Also visit Koteshwer Shiva Temple.

Bhuj – Mandvi

proceed to the coastal town Mandvi . Visit Vijay Villas Palace – Summer retreat of the royal family and free for Beach activities and sunset.

Mandvi – Dwarka.

proceed to Dwarka.

Dwarka – Dakor – Saputara

DWARKA TO DAKOR TO SAPUTARA

Dwarka – Dakor

In the morning depart to Dakor. In times of Mahabharata, the surrounding area of Dakor constituted the ‘Hidamba’ van (jungle). It was a very dense jungle. It was pleasant and rich with streams and lakes. It had become an attraction for the sages to establish their hermitage for penance. Likewise, Dank Rishi had his hermitage (ashram) in this area. During penance Lord Shiva was pleased with him and asked him to demand something. Thereupon, Dank Rishi requested Lord Shiva to remain permanently in his hermitage. Lord Shiva agreed to his request. He disappeared and left behind him His replica in the form of Ban (Ling), which is known as Danknath Mahadev. Thus in ancient times, Dakor was known as ‘Dankor’ after the name of Dankanth Mahadev. It was also known as khakhariya because of many khakhra(palash) trees in the vicinity.

Dakor to Saputara

Saputara has wonderful views of Natural beauty, Sunrise and Sunset points, beautifully maintained Gardens and Hill Surrounding Lake. You Can also enjoy boating at the lake, Rope way Ride from One Hill to Anther hill and also visit a tribal Museum. Evening is free for Shopping in Handicraft market.

SHOPPING TRIP

Dwarka to Jamnagar

No tour is complete without shopping. According to a considerable number of tourists, shopping and traveling go hand in hand. The city of Jamnagar, in Gujarat is known to attract a lot of tourists purely for the sheer experience of Shopping in Jamnagar.