Dwarakashish, the main temple of Dwarka is also called the Jagat Mandir (the universal enshrine). While legends have it that Jagat mandir – the main shrine of the Dwarakadhish Temple is about 2500 years old and was originally built by Vajranabh, the great grandson of Lord Krishna, it is also said that the same was constructed after Dwarka – a city that once used to be the kingdom of Lord Krishna sunk in waters following the war of Mahabharata. The rest of the artistic edifice around Jagat Mandir is said to have been built in the 16th century.
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The temple's 43 m tall pinnacle and the huge flag over it depicting images of the sun and the moon can be seen from a distance as far as 10 km. The temple built of soft lime stone consists of two entrances the Swarg Dwar and the Moksh Dwar from where the devotees can enter and exit respectively.
Dwarakadhish is open for public viewing between 7am to 9.30 pm, with a break in between from 12.30 pm to 5pm.