Dating places in siliguri

01 Feb

Until this day, Lord Krishna’s city lies buried under the sea, with excavations revealing that the sea swallowed five settlements, the present-day Dwaraka being the sixth in line.

A search for the lost city by the Archeologists of the Marine Archeology Unit (MAU) jointly by the National Institute of Oceanography and the Archaeological Survey of India in early 1930’s, discovered an immersed township during its underwater explorations, conducted in 1983 – 1990.

Many Hindus believe that the Dwarka of today was rebuilt by Lord Krishna’s heir Vajranabh.

Interestingly it is said that the Dwarkanath Temple also known as Trilok Sundar was erected overnight, under Vajranabh’s direction.

Taking you back in time to 1500 BC here’s a city that is linked with ancient Hindu texts like the Puranas and the Gita.

Dating back 2500 years, the temple of Dwarkadheesh, known also by the name Jagat Mandir, on the north bank of the Gomti Creek, is a magnificent temple built as per ancient Hindu architecture.

While the audience hall is supported by sixty columns, the main temple is five-storey high with a generously engraved pointed spire rising to a height of 157 feet.

Found here is also an idol of Ranchhodrai, the leader of Dwarika.

An architectural marvel honoring Rukmini, who is according to Hindu mythology an manifestation of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and beauty; and the most important of Krishna’s 16,108 wives is the Rukmini Devi Temple here.