Rukhmani Temple is located 2 KMS away from Dwarka There is a myth associated with it once Krishna and Rukhmani went to 'Durvasha rushi' to invite him at Dwarka. He was agreed on the condition that they (Krishna & Rukhmani) have to carry the cart instead of any animal. Krishna & Rukhmani happily agreed to do so. While driving the cart, Rukhmani became thirsty. Then Krishna stopped the cart and made water from Holy River Ganga by pressing leg thumb at land. 'Durvasha' upset by the action and nuisance Rukhmani to stay away from Shree Krishna Hence Rukhmani temple is located 2 KMS. Away from Dwarka's Jagat Mandir.
Dwarka is one of the four dhams of Hinduism; Sri Krishna renounced war in Mathura for the greater good of the people living in the region (and was hence known by the name Ranchodrai') and founded the city of Dwarka. Dwarka was a planned city, on the banks of Gomti River. For the safety of the people, Krishna and the Yadavas decided to move the capital from Mathura to Dvaraka. Sightseeing in Dwarkas are Dwarkadish temple, Rukhmani temple, Gopi Talav (Pond), Nageshwara Jyotirling, Bet Dwarka.
The temple has a five storey tower which was built by Sambha, who is the grandson of Lord Sri Krishna. The temple is made of limestone and sand. There is a flag hoisted in the temple tower four times each day, which waves in the air beautifully welcoming the pilgrims. The structure of the temple is quite complicated. There are two gateways: Swarga Dwar, where pilgrims enter, and Moksha Dwar, where pilgrims exit.
Gopi Talav is 21 KMS far from Dwarka. It is a small pond. Gopis used to take bath in this lake so it is called Gopi Talav. In Mathura, Krishna often danced Rass with gopis. After he left for Dwarka, they missed him so much that they decided to visit him. They all reunited at a lake north of Dwarka and dance once more under the full moon. At the end of the dance, unable to part with Krishna, the gopis decide to merge into the earth. A legend says that they transformed into yellow soil called Gopi CHANDAN. The main attraction of Gopi Lake is Mahaprabhu Ji Bethak.
It is located on the route between Dwarka and the Beyt Dwarka Island, on the coast of Saurashtra in Gujarat. This temple enshrines one of the 12 Jyotirling in INDIA. This powerful Jyotirling symbolizes protection from all poisons. It is said that those who pray to the Nageshwar Ling become free of poison. According to Shiv Puran, a Shiva devotee by name Supriya was attacked by a demon Daruka while in a boat. The demon imprisoned him along with several others at his capital Daruka vana (Jungle) where he resided with his wife Daruki. Supriya advised all prisoners to recite the mantra ‘Om Namah Shivaya’. When Daruka came to know about this he ran to kill Supriya. Instantly Lord Shiva appeared in the form of a Jyotirling. One of the Nageshwar’s attractions is the 26 m statue of a sitting Shiva outside.
Beyt Dwarka is located 30 KMS north of Dwarka on an island in the middle of the Arabian Sea, next to the coastal town of Okha. Here Vishnu is said to have kill a demon. Beyt Dwarka is considered the original residence of lord Krishna. The main temple was built about 500 years ago by Shri Vallabhacharya, a famous guru of the Pushtimarg Sampradaya and has an idol believed to have been made by Rukhmani. The traditional donation of rice to Brahmins has special importance here, as it is believed to be the place where Krishna’s friend Sudama presented him with rice. The temple complex includes several small temples dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu, Hanuman and Devi. There is a deserted beach on the northern coast.