Sri Dwarkadhish Temple is located in the JhalraPatan, Jhalawar district of Rajasthan, India. The deity here is also fondly called Navneet Priya Ji.
About the Deity
The presiding deity of this temple is Lord Krishna, also called as Dwarakdhish and his divine consort Devi Navneet Priya. This is one of the notable temples located in the town of Jalraphatan in Rajasthan.
About the Temple
The temple's architectural style greatly resembles the Dwarakdhish temples at Kankarauli and Rajsamand. A lake is found at the back of this temple which was built by Maharaja Jhalim Singh of Jalawar Kingdom.
The idols of Sri Dwarakdhish ji and Naveena Priya ji were initially believed to have been unearthed from a land belonging to Ganga Ram Luhar and Ratan. The idols later went into the custody of Maharaj Jalim Singh in 1806 AD, who built this temple on the Bank of River Gaumati Sagar and consecreated these idols there.
Maharaja Jhalim Singh was a spiritually inclined ruler whose ancestors had been the followers of the Pusthimarg cult. Hence, the Maharaja proclaimed Lord Dwarkadishji and his consort Navneet Priya as his clan deities. Presently, the temple follows Pushtimarg traditions of worship proposed by Shri Ballabhacharya.
The temple boasts of tall gates, open verandahs. There is also a prayer hall and the sanctum santorum of the Lord and Mother. A nakkarakhana and a chowk (market) is seen close by the temple. A number of Vaishnavas visit the temple seeking the blessings of the divine couple.
Worship rituals pertaining to the Pushtimargh traditions are strictly adhered here. There must be a special mention about the Gwal form, in which the deity is attired like a cowherd. This form of the Lord is enchanting.
Sanvatsary (Hindu new year day) Rathyatra, Sawan Jhoola, Janmasthami, Van Mahotsav, Goverdhan Pooja and Annakoota, Holi, Phooldol and Phag are some of the festivals celebrated here.
Custom & Traditions of Temple
Astayam Poojas such as Mangla, Bal, Gwal, Shringar, Rajbhog, Utthapan, Shayan are performed here daily based on the Pushtimarg traditions. Visitors are allowed to view the deity from the chowk.
How To Reach Dwarkadhishji Temple
The nearest airport is the Kota airport.
The nearest railway station is the Jhalawar railway station.
The nearest Bus stop is Jhalrapatan bus stop.
Dwarkadhishji / Navneet Priya Ji Temple,
Rajasthan - 326023.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.
The temple is open from 7.00 AM - 10.30 AM and again from 3.30 PM - 6.30 PM.