Dwarka, Krishna’s Lost City Discovered–Rare Photos


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As time marches on, archaeologists all over the world have been discovering ancient cities that were once thought to be myths or legends: Troy, Xanadu, Helike, Great Zimbabwe, Leptis Magna, Heracleion, La Ciudad Blanca, Iram of the Pillars, Musasir, and Urkesh are but just a few of these lost cities which were eventually forgotten with the passage of time until some wanderer or historian accidentally or intentionally discovered the ruins. Thanks to these people, we came to know of these hidden beautiful places in the world. And it seems there is no end to the list of the lost-found cities of the ancient world. Among them, Krishna’s Lost City of Dwarka is perhaps the most profound.

In the early eighties, archeological department revealed that the entire coast of western India sank by nearly 40 feet around 1500 B.C. The present temple is expected not to be older than the Mughal period. The inscriptions on the pillars date back to the 15th century. Necessarily, the ancient temple had been there, but it was possibly destroyed by Mohmud Begada in 1473 AD. The current structure must have been erected during the period of Mughal Emperor, Akbar.

Around 5000 years ago, Dwarka is believed to have been built by Lord Krishna himself. As per the ‘Harivansh’ (an appendix to the Mahabharata), Dwarka was positioned on the bank of Gomati River. This holy city is said to have been the abode of Lord Krishna, for more or less 100 years, during his lifetime. Dwarka is assumed to have been immersed in the sea, when the Lord returned to his divine world.

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