This amazing temple with exquisite carvings stands only 2 km away from Dwarka City. Locals say that once Lord Krishna and his wife Rukmini went to the sage Durvasha to invite him for dinner at Dwarka. He agreed on the condition that Krishna & Rukmini would have to pull his chariot instead of any animal. The couple happily obliged. While pulling the chariot, Rukmini became thirsty so Lord Krishna prodded his toe into the earth to draw a spring of the holy Ganga water. Rukmini took a sip without offering Durvasha. Annoyed by her impoliteness he cursed Rukmini that she would be separated from her beloved husband. Hence Rukmini temple is located 2 kms away from Dwarka’s Jagat Mandir. Archaelogical surveys says that this temple is 5,000 years old, the same fact supported by carbon dating.
The exterior of the Rukmini Temple is richly carved. It has a panel of sculpted naratharas (human figures) and a panel of sculpted gajatharas (elephants) at the base.
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Some travel tips to reach Dwaraka, You can fly to Aahmedabad or Jam nagar from any major city of India. From there you can take bus to Dwaraka from local tours and travels.
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