The temple is said to be 2,500 years old, but in its present form it is estimated to belong to the 12th century.
When did Dwarka submerged?
The search for its submerged part began in the 1930s, and the first archaeological excavation took place in 1963. Numerous ancient artefacts were found, as well as the submerged remains of the ancient Dwarka during the next excavation led by an underwater archaeologist.
When was Dwarka built?
The citys Dwarkadhish Temple dedicated to Krishna was originally built around 2,500 years ago, but was destroyed by Mahmud Begada rulers and subsequently rebuilt in the 16th century.
What happened to Dwarka after Gandhari curse?
With Yadavas old men, women and children who are the only survivors, including the 16,000 devotees (women who were saved by Krishna, from narakaasura.) of Krishna, together set off for Indraprastha. As they are leaving, waters rise, Dwaraka sinks into the sea.
Why is Krishna called Dwarkadhish?
It derives its name from “Dwar” (door in Sanskrit). Mythology has it that Lord Krishna shifted to Dwarka after renouncing war. It is said that Lord Krishna killed his maternal uncle Kamsa and made his grandfather Ugrasen king of Mathura. The Dwarkadheesh temple facing the sea is the abode of Lord Krishna.