Rukmini Devi Temple

Rukmini Devi Temple Devbhoomi Dwarka

 

Located relatively on the outskirts, the Rukmini Mata Temple commemorates Lord Krishna’s queen. The temple is said to be more than 2500 years old but it may have been reconstructed over time. The present temple is said to belong to the 12th century. It is much more modest than Dwarkadhish in structure and sculptures but inspires the same devotional fervour. Carvings of gods and goddesses embellish the exteriors and the main idol of Rukmini is housed in the sanctum. Carved naratharas (human figures) and gajatharas (elephants) feature in the panels at the base of the platform.

Brief History: An interesting legend surrounds the different addresses for the temple of Lord Krishna and his Queen, Rukmini. It is said that sage Durvasa requested Krishna and Rukmini to pull a chariot to take him to their house for a meal. On the way, when Rukmini asked for water to quench her thirst, Lord Krishna prodded the ground with his tow, and the River Ganges appeared. Rukmini quenched her thirst but forgot to ask the sage if he wanted a drink of water too. Durvasa felt insulted and cursed her that she would live separately from her husband

Best time to visit: The best time to visit is between November and February.

Visiting Hours

7.30am–8pm

Location

Devbhoomi Dwarka


How to get there

  • By Road By Road The city is also well connected by a robust state-run buses.

  • By Train By Train The city is also well connected by a robust rail network.

  • By Air By Air Porbandar (95 km) and Jamnagar (110 km) are the closest airports to Dwarka.

 

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