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City under water - Dwarka - the submerged part

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'Beyt' in Gujarati means island hence the island in Dwarka is called 'Beyt Dwarka'. Around thirty two KM from the main Dwarka is the island called Bet Dwarka or Beyt Dwarka. One has to take a ferry boat from Okha port jetty to reach this island. The island is part of original Dwarka built by Sri Krishna and he had met his childhood friend Sri Sudama here. Therefore devotees call this place as 'Bet Dwarka' where 'bet' in Hindi meaning 'meeting'. Sri Vallabhacharya had established the temple here with the idol of Lord Sri Krishna worshiped by Rukmini Devi.

Dwarka is a city lin Gujarat located in the westernmost end of Kathiawar peninsula ehere the river Gomti meets the Arabian Sea. Dwarka also spelled Dvarka, Dwaraka, and Dvaraka, is a city and a municipality of Jamnagar district in the Gujarat state in India. Dwarka, also known as Dwarawati in Sanskrit literature is rated as one of the seven most ancient cities in the country. The legendary city of Dvaraka was the dwelling place of Lord Krishna. It is believed that due to damage and destruction by the sea, Dvaraka has submerged six times and modern day Dwarka is therefore the seventh such city to be built in the area.

Source: wikipedia

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