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Parmatama shrikrishna ne nayee rajdhani banai dwarika .iska naam dwarika kaise pada.

Asked by sushil trivedi, 24 May '08 11:33 am
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Lord Krishnas kingdom is now an important pilgrimage centre steeped in legends. In Puranic times, present day Dwarka was known as Kushasthali or Dwaravati and enjoyed pride of place as the most important spot on the Saurashtra coast. It is said that Lord Krishna, after slaying the mighty serpent, Kansa, left his abode at Mathura and traveled with the entire Yadav community of Mathura to the coast of Saurashtra where he founded a town and named in Swarnadwarika or Golden Dwarika.

When dying, Lord Krishna asked his devotees to leave Swarnadwarika, so that the sea could engulf it. Legend has it that to this day, Lord Krishnas Golden Dwarika lies below the sea. Excavations have revealed that five settlements were swallowed by the sea with present day Dwarka being the sixth in line.

The name Dwarika means gateway and, historically, Dwarka served for a number of centuries as the gateway to the rich coastal hinterland of Saurashtra. Trading ships from Assyria, Italy, Iran and Arabia o ...more
Answered by Sumeet, 24 May '08 11:37 am

 
  
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Dwar means door. Dwarika was the gateway to Bharat at that time. It is also considered gateway to heaven.
Answered by Knowledge Software, 24 May '08 11:39 am

 
  
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