Facts About Dwarakadhish Temple

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Dwarka, is one of the Main – 4 – pilgrim centers, according to Hindu Religion. The 4 places are identified as ‘DHAM’ viz. Dwarka, Badrinath, Jagannath Puri and Rameshwar.

It is also considered one of the seven ‘Moksha Puris.’

Dwarka is considered to be more important from a Religious point of view particularly because it has dual importance as a DHAM and also as a ‘Moksha Puri.’

Lord Dwarkadhish is worshipped at Dwarka throughout the year. Many minor festivals are celebrated during the whole year.

However, certain important festivals have more importance and they are celebrated at Dwarkadhish Temple.

The prominent festivals, month-wise (according to Hindu calendar) are as under.

Kartik

The first day of the month is a New Year day according to Hindu calendar. The deity is decorated excellently.

Annakut utsav is performed today. In this festival hundreds of verities of sweet as well as other food items are put before the Lord with a sense of dedication. It is rare DARSHAN for anybody in his life.

The Second day of the month is BHAI-BIJ Darshan.

The fifth day of the month is LABH PANCHAMI.

TULSI VIVAH is celebrated as a Marriage festival of Lord VISHNU with TULSI. It starts from 11th day of this month and last for – 4 – days. On 15th day of the month it is a day of and on that day the ceremony of Tulsi-Vivah ends.

Magsar

According to Hindu Astrology the Sun travels through ‘Sagittarius’ sign ordinarily during this month. As it is called ‘Dhanur Rashi’, hence the entire month is being celebrated as ‘Dhanur Mas’ at Dwarkadhish Jagat Mandir.

Posh

The sun will change its sign from Sagittarius and will enter into Capricorn on 14th January which is celebrates a Makar – Sankranti in the temple. We have a special Darshan on this day.

Maha

The fifth day of this month is celebrated in the temple as Vasant Panchmi. This is also a special Darshan and celebration at Jagat Mandir.

Phagun

The 15th day of this month and next day too are celebrated as HOLI and DHULETI.

These are festivals of colors. These have a great significance as festivals of Color – JOY and happiness.

Chitra

The 9th day of the month is celebrated as Rama Navmi. It is birth festival of Lord Shri Ram. In afternoon a special Aarti is performed in mark of celebration of Rama Navmi.

Vaishakh

The 3rd day of this month is identified as AKSHAY – TRUTIYA.

The summer season considered to be commenced from today.

The Lord idol from today onwards will have flower Dress instead of usual dress.

CHANDAN DRESS will be a special Darshand of this day.

Jayestha [Jeth]: On 11th day of the month considered being Bhima Akadashi. The Deity will have an end to flower dress from this day.

Ashadh

The 2nd day of this month is celebrated as Ratha Yathra day. The small symbol of the Lord is put into a chariot in mark of celebration of Rath-Yatra festival.

Shravan

Janmastami [Krishna Janmahotsav] is the most important festival in Dwarka temple. The birth festival of Lord Krishna is being celebrated every year with great Zeal, devotion and Bhakti. Thousands of Pilgrims come today to Dwarka for Darshan of Lord Dwarkadhish.

Bhadra Pada [Bhadarvo]: The 12th day of this month is celebrated as Vaman Jayanti. Special Darshan is organized to mark the celebration.

Aashwin [Asho]

The 10th day is celebrated as Dushera, it is a victory day. Subsequently, very important celebration and Darshan of Deepavli Festival will be from the 20 th day from Dushera. fall as under.

Dhan Teras, Roop Choudas [Kali Chaudas] and Deepotsavi: These festivals have tremendous importance in Dwarkadhish Temple Dwarka. Deepotsavi is celebrated as festival of lights and is also considered as the last day of the Hindu calendar year.

The Brief History of Trelokya Jagad Mandir

400 B.C.


Vajranabha constructed an umbrella type monument in the memory of his forefather in East of Harimandir, which remains from merging into the sea.

100 B.C.


According to Brahmi Script at the 1st floor of Harimandir, (less than 1/3 of today’s Ladva mandir)It is believed that the renovation of this portion was done during this period of time.

200 A.D.


Mahakshatriya Rudradama defeated Dwaraka’s king Vasudev 2nd. After his death his wife Queen Dheeradevi called up his religious brother Pulumavi from python to get help, that time Rudradama compromised with them and married his daughter to king Pulumavi and accepted Vaishhnav religion. According to this historical story it is understood that worship of Krishna was popular at Dwarka. And due to this Vajranabha had constructed a chhattri (an umbrella type monument) and put Shree Krishna ‘s idol there.

800 A.D.


Shreemad Adyaguru Shankaracharya renovated the Dwarkadhish temple and established the shrine of Adyashakti at fourth floor.

885 A.D.


Shree Nrushinhaashrma (Who defected the Brihaspatguru in the debut of scriptures at Patan) The head of the Shreemad Jagatguru Shankaracharya pith renovated the temple.

From 900 to 950 A.D.


According to Sankaliya in the 10th century there was a temple of Krishna.

1120 A.D.


Minaldevi came to Dwarka and renovated the temple.

1156 A.D.


There was a rumour that bhakta Bodana (Worshipper) had taken the idol. At that time six males had gone for investigation. Odhavajee and Raghavajee, Son of Ramajeebhai, were among them who belonged to a mean family. Then there is a question that when Udaipur’s Rana came to Dwarka, which Idol was there. So Gugalis thought that there is a false miracle spread to stop the Hindus from changing the religion.

1162 A.D.


The king of Udaipur Rana Bhimsinhaji Offered 7000 veegha land to Guggali Pujari on Sunday, Kartak Vad 13 Samvat 1218 at Bank of river Gomati. (According to the documents of Brahmin Family). It is assumed that they would have renovated the temple.

1241 A.D.


When Mohammad shah attacked on Dwarka and broke the temple, Five Brahmin males fought with them and lost their lives and become martyr. Their names were Virajee Thakar, Nathu Thakar, Karasan Thakar, Valjee Thakar, and Devasee Thakar. Their shrines are near to the temple. Muslims have changed the place in ‘Panch Peer’

1250 A.D.


Gurjer kavi Someshwara arranged a show of his play ‘Ullagharau’ in front of shree Dwarkadhish and offered him.

1345 A.D.


There was a fight among Abotiya and meen family about Dhajajee (flag) of mandir at vasudevajee’s deli and Chatrabhuja Narbheram lost his life. There were frequently occurs among them about the income of temple.

1504 A.D.


In 1560 vikram era Shree Vallabhacharayajee established the idol of Dwarkadhish at Ladva village, which was worshipped by Rukamini. At that time the idol supposed to be hidden in the step well called Savitri vav to protect them form the Muslim aggression. So when he saw the temple without idol he kept it there. It was there up to 1551. During the same period Turk Aziz attacked Dwarka the idol was taken to bet (the island)

1557 A.D.


In vikram Era 1613 Shree Vithalnathjee settled the disputes between Aboti & Gugali Brahmins by writing the copper script about their proportion in income from the temple.

1559 A.D.


In vikram era 1616 Shankaracharya Shree Anirudhashrma had made the idol at Dungarpur and established them at another place in the same campus and renovated the temple. Meanwhile poet Isar Barot presented his volume ‘Hariras to Dwarkadhish (in 1540).

1730 A.D.


On 1786 the day of Akshay trivia on Thursday Shree Prakashanandjee had convinced Lakha Thakar to do yagya and renovated the temple. In addition to this Vagher king Map decreased the tax by ½ from Brahmins.

1861 A.D.


Maharaja Khanderao renovated the temple and Britishers repaired the summit of temple, which was broken during the fight with Vagher

1903 A.D.


Maharaja Gaikwad arranged to keep the golden pitcher on the summit of temple & Shankaracharya renovated the temple in 1958.

1960 A.D.


Since 1960 Indian Government takes care of it and renovates it gradually.

1965 A.D.


Pakistan navy attacked to destroy the temples but failed.

Dwaja Arohan

(1) Aadhi Bhoutik:

Aadhi means place and Bhautik means Panch tatva woven cloth of dhwaja. 52 yards of cloth is being used for dhwaja and fifty-two nos. of small flags are being joined around border of fifty-two yards of dhwaja in which each yard ties in own independent existence & identity. Each yard indicates entrance of Dwarka of Krishna era and it also symbolises flags on the residence of fifty-two officers of Dwarka.

All these fifty-two yards combine to single dhwaja. These yards also symbolise fifty entrances as well as Swarg Dwar & Moksha Dwar of Dwarkadhish palace. Thus dhwaja of Dwarkadhish is combining Aadhi Bhoutik swaroop of entrances & residence of yadav officers.

(2) Adhyatmik:

Word dhwaja is quite auspicious & honorable word, which creates sense of respect in the mind of person who hears it. Other name of dhwaja is zanda (Flag), just as national flag is national symbol two which every Indian respects & consider his duty to respect & consider it’s disrespect as disrespect to nation, like wise due respect is given to Dhwajaji. People respect its Adhyatmik swarup, and bow to dhwaja as mark of devotion & respect.

(3) Aadhidaivik Swarup:

Just as tricolor Ashok Chakra national flag of India explain divine nature of flag like wise fifty-two yards. Dhwajaji of Dwarkadhish indicates it’s divine nature. When each yard of cloth. But when it is tailored to dhwaja it incarnate divine nature and it becomes abode of Dwarkadhish swaroop till this divine in canted dhwaja is not hosted, god Dwarkadhish resides at the residence of its devotee and makes it’s residence & it is family members auspicious.

Why is it 52 Yard Long?

Devotees of dwarka, after taking bath in to gomti ganga, strides chhapanpi sidi, ented into swarg dwar & take darshans of Dwarkadhish & look at tomb & dhwajaji & engross into deep thinking & experience immense sense of exclamatory questions.

Sea submerged dwarika but it could not submerge residence of shreeji. This residence it presents sherrji mandir. A present place of dwarika depicts history of dwarika of shri krishna era. Measurement of dhwajaji also depicts historical meaning to present generation. Generally everyone knows that measurement of dhwaja describing place of one individual is one yard. Then why length of dhwajaji of shriji is 52 yards?

In the dwarika of krishna era administration was run by 56 koti yadavs. Here koti do not mean crores but indicates fifty-six divisions of administration. Out of fifty six administrators’ balram, shri krishna, pradhumna & anirudhji are incar nation of god. Which is also known as chatur vyuha. Devotee to day also pray this chaturvyuha in their individual temples and today also dhwaja is flurrying over their temple. This chaturvyuh is considered as donor of purushartha, dharma, aarth, kama & Moksha of human life. When these four are deducted from fifty six-koti balance fifty-two koti indicates residence of yadav administrators of fifty-two divisions. Which were present in dwarika of krishna era but to day they are not in existance but fifty two yards shriji dhwaja is nothing but remem brance & combine symbol of fifty two dhwaja of different yadav koti tailored together & named as shriji dhwaja. Climbing of fifty-six steps for darjhaba of shriji swaroop reminds us about existence of fifty-six koti. Which reminds us that glimpse of dwarkadhish is not easy devotee has to pass through these fifty-six administrators first to qualify them for darshana.

Darshana done after qualifications devotee feel himself proud & shri dwarkadhish also looking after his welfare. Symbol of sun & moon depicted in bhriji dhwaja indicates individual incarnation of shriji. Administration work of dwarka was entrusted to group of is yadavs each from different sect of yadavas wise bhoj, vrishni, andhak & atwah, dasharha. Dhwaja indicating symbol of their work of administration was flurrying on their residence. Lord Krishna himself was closely inspecting it from his palace. These fifty two Administrators were to look, after defense, education, Rinnai, welfare, entertainment, religion etc. just to giue us an idea of the then dwarika which is not accessible to us, measurement of dhwaja has been kept 52 yards. Additionally devotee feel themselves satisfied by glimpse of chaturvyuh swarup of Balram Krishna, Pradumna, Annirudhji depicted as sun & moon in dhwajaji & considered themselves lucky for their desire to onflur 52 yards dhwajaji & after glimpse of their flurrying dhwaja of temple.

Additionally it is stated in hari vansh that 50 doors were arranged for entrance & exits into dwarka & on each door symbolic dhwaja be used to unflur. besides these 50 doors. There were two extra doors for entrance & exit into personal abode of shriji bhagvan which were named as swarga dwar & moksha dwar. Which are worth looking even present day also. Thus combination of 52 dhwaja is dhwajai of shriji.

Importance of Dhwajaji

People have due importance of dhwaja and it is honour is also quite important dhwajai has several names like dhwaja, zanda, ketu, vavto etc. Dhwaja is being flurred at temples. Zanda of flag is being hoisted at social or political places. Ketu is being used used in vehicles like chariot. Vavta is being used to benote some sign or for function purpose. Thus dhwaja is religious, plous & pray-worthy thing. Flag is honourable symbol for recognition of nation, state or institution. Thus it is being used for recognition if country Ecc Tricolour with Ashok chakra flag is recognition of India. Like wise dhwaja is recognition of temple.

Importance of dhwaja of dwarikadhish indicnies several acts. Dwarka is being considered as one of the seven-moksh davini centres of India. Since hari-Vishnu-purshatamma resides at dwarka who relives mankinds form karma bandhana and make them free of all worries.

Significance of Colors

Since body of lord krishna is meghshyam & glittering like rainbow the colour of dhwajaji is also saptarangi like rainbow. These red, green, yellow, blue, white, pink and saffron colours of dhwajaji have significance.

RED :

It is used for good occasions. It indicate bravery, It becomes source of inspiration to person who is getting one dhwaja flurrying cere in only.

GREEN :

It is symbol of peace & progress entire universe is spreaded by green colour in mountains, fields, garden in form of trees, leaves, crop etc. It has capacity to increase mental strength of human being. Ancient rushis were living in ashrams surrounded by greenery for that reason only.

YELLOW :

It is symbol of knowledge. It also symbolises integrity & prompt human being for more knowledge. Yellow pitamber of lord Vishnu symbolise his immense knowledge, lord Krishna & lord Ganpati also wear yellow pitamber. Both remove poverty of their devotee & glue them prosperity hence both are worshiped.

BLUE :

It is symbol of strength. Almighty has sparingly spreaded blue sky above us & blue sea beneath us bhagvan vishnu & goddess laxmi resides in sea bath in ganga & yamuna is considered most plous it further indicates inner strength of person who can cotrol his desire & organs effectively. Balramji was having this quality.

WHITE :

It symbolise, peace, piousness & cleanliness. It is formed by mixing seven colours. It indicates cleanliness of mental & physical state. It prompt mankind to get relieve from xiarrown thinking goddess of knowledge wears clean white cloths.

SAFFRON :

It symbolise bravery. When there is increase of dishonesty, mal practice & injustice, this color prompt to fight against it.

PINK :

It symbolises joyfulness. Example is rose flower, Rose flower remains between thorns it shows that mankind shoud keep their life delicate like rose but should also take thron like tough ness when occasion demand.

Thus all colours of dhwaja indicates different characteristics which are beneficial for better life.

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