Dwarkadhish Temple, Mathura

Dwarkadhish Temple

Dwarkadhish Temple is the most famous temple of Lord Krishna and he is worshipped here in the name of King of Dwarka. It is one of the grandest and oldest temples built in the Mathura city. It is the most auspicious temple and is thronged by lakhs of devotees every year. The current grand structure of the temple was built by Seth Gokul Das Parikh, the treasurer of Gwalior state in 1814, funded and approved by the then king of Gwalior, Shrimant Daulat Rao Scindia.

It is one of the most beautiful temples of Mathura. It was built in Rajasthan style of architecture. The walls are colourfully painted and the pillars are crafted with exquisite designs. The interiors of the temple have amazing work of art and you will be amazed at the level of precision it has. The temple has beautiful black marble idol of Lord Krishna and white marble idol Shri Radha Rani.

The temple is about 3.5 kilometres from the railway station and is located in the heart of the city. It is located in the main market of Mathura and near the famous Ghats of Mathura. Grand festivals are organized on the occasion of Janamashtmi, Holi and the rainy season. It is a wonderful place to experience the divine presence which gives you inner peace and relaxation. Always check the timings of the temple before visiting it as it is open for particular hours every day.

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Dwarkadhish Temple Mathura Timings

Summer Timing
Mangla: 6:30 AM – 7:00 AM
Shringar: 7:40 AM – 7:55 AM
Gwal: 8:25 AM – 8:45 AM
Rajbhog: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Utthanpan: 4:00 PM – 4:20 PM
Bhog: 4:45 PM – 5:05 PM
Aarti: 5:20 PM – 5:40 PM
Sayan: 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Winter Timing
Mangla: 6:30 AM – 7:00 AM
Shringar: 7:40 AM – 7:55 AM
Gwal: 8:25 AM – 8:45 AM
Rajbhog: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Utthanpan: 3:30 PM – 3:50 PM
Bhog: 4:20 PM – 4:40 PM
Aarti: 6:00 PM

How To Reach Dwarkadhish Temple, Mathura

The temple is around 3.5 km from Mathura Junction Railway station. For there, you can easily take an auto rickshaw or cycle rickshaw to reach the temple. It would take an average of 15-20 commute time.

Dwarkadhish Temple Festivals

Janmashtami: Janamastami or the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna is celebrated with zest and enthusiasm in the whole city.

Hindola Utsav: During the Hindu month of Shravan (August-September), the idol is placed inside a Hindola (swing set).

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Dwarkadhish Temple, Mathura