Jamnagar – Dwarka Sightseeing

Jamnagar : Jamnagar is a city in the state of Gujarat located in the Gulf of Kutch. One of the largest cities of the state, it is also the administrative headquarters of the Jamnagar district. It was once the capital of the former state of Nawanagar, which was founded in 1540 A.D. by Jam Raval. It is also known as the ‘Oil City’ due to the presence of two important oil refineries of India. Reliance Industries has established the largest oil refinery in the world here and Essar Oil Refinery is also located near Vadinar in Jamnagar. Before the advent of these oil refineries, the population of the city was primarily involved in the manufacturing of brass and hence, the city was known as the ‘Brass City’.

#Dwarkadhish Temple / Jagat Mandir
Dwaraka is known all over the world for the Dwarkadhish temple, the ‘Lord of Dwaraka’. This temple is also known as the Jagat Mandir or the temple of the world. This temple was constructed over 1400 years ago and houses the image of Lord Krishna. This temple is one of the most famous pilgrimage place for the Hindus and attracts pilgrims from all over the world. This temple is magnificently built on the traditional lines and has five floors supported by 60 columns. The temple is profusely carved from the base to the pinnacle. The temple is built of sandstone. The interior is simple while the exterior is covered with elaborate carvings. Some of the major festivals of Janmashtami and Navratri are celebrated with great enthusiasm and rejoicing in the Dwarka. After visiting the main temple, some of the devotees visit the Shankhoddhar Beyt or Beyt Dwaraka.

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 Bala hanuman temple

#Bala Hanuman Temple
At the Bala Hanuman Temple on the southeastern side of the Ranmal lake, there has been continuous chanting of the prayer Shri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram since 1 August, 1964. This devotion has earned the temple a place in the Guiness Book of World Records. Early evening is a good time to visit as the temple and whole lakeside gets busy.

#Jain Temples
In the thick of Chandi Bazaar are four beautiful Jain temples. The larger two, Shantinath Mandir and Adinath Mandir, dedicated to the 16th and first Tirthankaras, in front of the post office near the .Darbar Gadh, explode with fine murals, mirrored domes and elaborate chandeliers. The Shantinath Mandir is particularly beautiful, with coloured columns and a gilt-edged dome of concentric circles
 Jain temple

Jamnagar – Dwarka Sightseeing

 

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