Some places have the power to captivate us even after aeons of their existence. Even if in ruins, they make us sense its long forgotten glory. One such place is Dwaravati or Dwarka as popularly known today.

As the legends go, Lord Krishna requested the celestial architect Vishwakarma and the sea god Samudradev to help him create a capital for the Yadava kingdom. Vishwakarma took only 24 hours to create this mystical city. With an area of 12 yojanas i.e. 773 square KM, Dwarka has 6 organised sectors. Apart from providing beautiful gardens, residential and commercial spaces, the city also housed 7 lakh palaces made of solid gold.

Now, let's travel back in time, approximately 5000 years, to unearth this secret behind the creation of Dwarka.

Some places have the power to captivate us even after aeons of their existence. Even if in ruins, they make us sense its long forgotten glory. One such place is Dwaravati or Dwarka as popularly known today.

As the legends go, Lord Krishna requested the celestial architect Vishwakarma and the sea god Samudradev to help him create a capital for the Yadava kingdom. Vishwakarma took only 24 hours to create this mystical city. With an area of 12 yojanas i.e. 773 square KM, Dwarka has 6 organised sectors. Apart from providing beautiful gardens, residential and commercial spaces, the city also housed 7 lakh palaces made of solid gold.

Now, let's travel back in time, approximately 5000 years, to unearth this secret behind the creation of Dwarka.

The Divine conception

It all began when Mother Earth was savaged by evil kings in different parts of ancient India. She prayed to Lord Vishnu in the form of a cow. The Lord promised to salvage her. As assured, he descended into the womb of Devaki, the imprisoned princess and sister of the biggest tyrant, Kansa. Thus began the journey of Lord Krishna.

The Supreme Protector

The Lord slayed his maternal uncle Kansa and reinstated Ugrasen, as the king of Mathura. This upset Kansa's father-in-law, Jarasandh - the wicked king of Magadha. To avenge Kansa's death, Jarasandh attacked Mathura 17 times. Instead of conquering the enormous army of Jarasandh, the Lord being the supreme protector, chose to provide his subjects with a peaceful and prosperous life.

The Divine conception

It all began when Mother Earth was savaged by evil kings in different parts of ancient India. She prayed to Lord Vishnu in the form of a cow. The Lord promised to salvage her. As assured, he descended into the womb of Devaki, the imprisoned princess and sister of the biggest tyrant, Kansa. Thus began the journey of Lord Krishna.

The Supreme Protector

The Lord slayed his maternal uncle Kansa and reinstated Ugrasen, as the king of Mathura. This upset Kansa's father-in-law, Jarasandh - the wicked king of Magadha. To avenge Kansa's death, Jarasandh attacked Mathura 17 times. Instead of conquering the enormous army of Jarasandh, the Lord being the supreme protector, chose to provide his subjects with a peaceful and prosperous life.

The Foundation of PEACE

In one swift move, the Lord easily triumphed over the mighty army of Jarasandh and safeguarded his people in an impregnable kingdom - Dwarka, without raising a single arm.

The Lord’s Abode

After settling with the Yadavas in Dwarka, the city became the centre of his legendary Leelas. Dwarka was the place, where he got married after eloping with Rukmini, vanquished Narkasura and guided the Pandavas. As per Gujarat Tourism, every year about 5 million tourists from around the world visit this foremost Chardham - Dwarka.

The Foundation of PEACE

In one swift move, the Lord easily triumphed over the mighty army of Jarasandh and safeguarded his people in an impregnable kingdom - Dwarka, without raising a single arm.

The Lord’s Abode

After settling with the Yadavas in Dwarka, the city became the centre of his legendary Leelas. Dwarka was the place, where he got married after eloping with Rukmini, vanquished Narkasura and guided the Pandavas. As per Gujarat Tourism, every year about 5 million tourists from around the world visit this foremost Chardham - Dwarka.

The Depth of Mystery

Apparently, the mysteries surrounding Dwarka are as deep as the ocean. It is believed that the ace archer Eklavya and the renowned Guru Dronacharya also lived in this holy city. Saint Meerabai breathed her last here. The city is also home to Nageshwar Jyotirling.

The Enduring Enigma

After Lord Krishna left his mortal body and returned to Vaikuntha, giant waves from the Indian Ocean swallowed the city of Dwarka. It has been argued by some that City of Atlantis, mentioned by Plato is indeed Dwarka. Besides, recent findings by scientists suggest that the people of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro are the descendants of Dwarka.

The Depth of Mystery

Apparently, the mysteries surrounding Dwarka are as deep as the ocean. It is believed that the ace archer Eklavya and the renowned Guru Dronacharya also lived in this holy city. Saint Meerabai breathed her last here. The city is also home to Nageshwar Jyotirling.

The Enduring Enigma

After Lord Krishna left his mortal body and returned to Vaikuntha, giant waves from the Indian Ocean swallowed the city of Dwarka. It has been argued by some that City of Atlantis, mentioned by Plato is indeed Dwarka. Besides, recent findings by scientists suggest that the people of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro are the descendants of Dwarka.

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