The Mukti Dwaraka Temple, or Veraval, is otherwise called Somnath and Prabhas Theertham. It is situated on the western coast in Gujarat and the last rail head in this course. This spot is vital for all Vaishnavites and saivaites . It is imperative since it was from this place Lord Sri Krishna vanished and climbed to Srivaikuntam according to the solicitation of the devas. This heavenly dhaam is one among the "Nava Dwarakas".(the intersection point where Gomathi waterway joins the ocean. This occasion was additionally a perfect lila authorized by Lord Krishna. This "Prabhasa Kshetram" is additionally called " Ban ka Theertham".
About The Temple
Legend has it this is the spot where Lord Krishna was most recently seen. At this spot there is a lobby in which Krishna is seen leaning back on the branch of a tree with a foot dangling. A seeker who shot a harmful bolt at his toe tip misidentifying it to be the snout of a bird, as if bowing before the Lord asking his exoneration. It is here that Lord Krishna made a guise to climb to his Paramapadam. As this is the spot where he might have been ‘last seen', this spot is called 'Mukti Dwaraka'.
Legend and Stories
Legend per the Mahabharata, the Kurukshetra war brought about the demise of all the hundred children of Gandhari. On the night prior to Duryodhana's demise, Lord Krishna went to Gandhari to offer his sympathies. Gandhari felt that Krishna intentionally did not put a conclusion to the war, and in an attack of fury and distress, Gandhari reviled that Krishna, alongside other people from the Yadu line, would die following 36 years. Krishna himself knew and needed this to happen as he felt that the Yadavas had turned out to be extremely haughty and egotistical (adharmi), so he finished Gandhari's discourse by saying "tathastu" (so be it). Following 36 years passed, a battle broke out between the Yadavas, at a celebration, who slaughtered each other. His senior sibling, Balarama, then surrendered his body using Yoga. Krishna resigned into the backwoods and began contemplating under a tree. The Mahabharata additionally portrays the narrative of a seeker who turns into an instrument for Krishna's takeoff from the world. The seeker Jara, mixed up Krishna's halfway noticeable left foot for that of a deer, and shot a bolt, injuring him mortally. After he understood the oversight, While as yet dying, Krishna told Jara, "O Jara, you were Bali in your past birth, executed without anyone else as Rama in Tretayuga. Here you had an opportunity to even it and since all demonstrations in this world are done as coveted by me, you require not stress for this". At that point Krishna, with his physical body rose back to his unceasing house, vrindavan and this occasion marks flight of Krishna from the earth. In the midst of recitation of Purusha Suktam by Brahma, Shiva and different devas and rishis and offering precipitation of blossoms, Krishna ventured into an elevated auto to rise to Vaikuntam. Next second, the Lord alongside his chariot vanished and took jyoti structure. The news was passed on to Hastinapur and Dwaraka by observers to this occasion. The spot of this episode is accepted to be Bhalka, close Somnath sanctuary. The sacred writings specify that when the Lord achieved Surya Mandalam, the jyothi transformed into a symbol and arrived at Tirumala to shield the devotees from the wrongs of kali broadcasting that he would dwell at Tirumala (Thiruvengadam) till the end of Kali Yuga. He favored the devas likewise to have his darshan at Tirumala. "SRIVAIKUNTA VIRAKTHAAYA SWAMI PUSHKARINI THADE… ."- has deserted Srivaikuntam and has lived on the banks of Swami Pushkarini at Tirumala.
The nearest airports are Diu and Rajkot. The nearest railway station is Veraval. Somnath/Veraval/Bhalka is very well connected via road and rail network. Bus services are available from Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Rajkot, Dwarka etc.
Temple AddressMukti Dwaraka / Bhalka Tirtha Veraval, Gir Somnath district, Gujarat.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Ye Caiva Sattvika Bhava Rajasastamasasca Ye Matta Everti Tanviddhi Na Tvaham Tesu Temayi
Meaning -According to this sloka, though the only source of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obsessive and dark) elements is God, they are not present within the God or the deity.
Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam
Meaning -According to this sloka, the entire world doesn't recognize the eternal God beyond them, because they are consumed by the elements of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obssessive and dark).
Daivi Hyesa Gunamayi Mama Maya Duratyaya Mameva Ye Prapadyante Mayametam Taranti Te
Meaning -According to this sloka, the heavenly maya of God is very complicated, but those who worship God will be able to overcome it.
Balam Balavatam Caham Kamaragavivarjitam Dharmaviruddho Bhutesu Kamo'smi Bharatarsabha
Meaning -According to this sloka, God is the isolated and aloof strength of the controlling and virtuous craving in men.