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Krishna Temple of Bet Island is near Dwarka, the abode of Lord Krishna. Krishna Temple of Bet Island is one of the famous shrines in India where devotees of Lord Krishna flock together to pay their homage towards their tutelary God.

It is a common belief that 5,000 years ago, Lord Krishna declared Dwarka as his capital, just after he left Mathura. It is said that Lord Krishna spent about a hundred years in the city of Dwarka. Thereafter, Dwarka became the holy shrine for the Vaishnavs, followers of Lord Vishnu (an incarnation of Lord Krishna).

Bet Dwarka is located about 30 kilometers north of Dwarka, on an island which is stationed at the middle of the Arabian Sea. Bet Dwarka is situated next to the coastal town of Okha. Bet Dwarka, as it is assumed, is the remnant of a reclaimed land which was borrowed from the ocean to build a beautiful city of Dwarka.

Bet Dwarka Island, founded in the Gulf of Kutch, is also known as Bet Shankhodhara. The Bet Dwarka has a Krishna Temple dedicated to the Lord, as Lord Krishna had stayed here for a long time with his family members.

Krishna Temple of Gujarat is among the major sites of Bet Dwarka. The temple built on a reclaimed land has beautiful carvings and architecture that attracts the attention of the tourists.

The Krishna Temple of Bet Island is adorned with jharokahs typical to the Gujarati style. One can enjoy the the natural beauty of the ambiance of Bet Dwarka through these jharokhas.

Thus, the Krishna Temple of Bet Island is an integral part of the Bet Islands which provides ample scope for the devotees to come here. In fact, the Krishna Temple of Bet Island is the pivot of the tourism industry of this place.

Last Updated on : 24 August 2011