Sites & cities that bear the name of Dwarka


Today in : India
First trace of activity : 1,570 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : द्वारका, Dvāravatī, Kushasthali, Dvarka, Dwaraka, Dvaraka, દ્વારકા, Mokshapuri, Dwarkamati, Dwarkavati

Description : Dwarka (pronunciation ) is an ancient city and a municipality of Devbhoomi Dwarka district in the state of Gujarat in northwestern India. It is located on the western shore of the Okhamandal Peninsula on the right bank of the Gomti River. In 2011 it had a population of 38,873. Dwarka is one of the foremost Chardhams, four sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites, and is one of the Sapta Puri, the seven most ancient religious cities in the country. Dwarka is often identified with the Dwarka Kingdom, the ancient kingdom of Krishna, and is believed to have been the first capital of Gujarat.

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