BREAKING NEWS:......DWARKA(Dvaarkaa)...CITY OF SHRii kRUSH`AN...SUBMERGED WHEN HE LEFT....IS NOW COMING ALIVE........
Posted by Vishva News Reporter on October 12, 2005

 

Excavated Harrapan remains (Picture: North Park University)

The 9000 year old city lies 36 m underwater in the Gulf of Cambay as shown on location map at the end of this news

SHRii kRUSH`AN CREATED THE CITY OF Dvaarkaa AFTER LEAVING mthuraa
IS COMING TO LIFE AGAIN

Hinduism Today & WebIndia2.3.com: Panaji,  October 06, 2005:

Internationally renowned marine archaeologist Dr. S. R. Rao today called for preservation of underwater cultural heritage, particularly the Dwarka city, believed to have been built by Lord Krishna in Gujarat.

Speaking at the 7th national conference on marine archaeology of Indian ocean countries at the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO, Dr. Rao regretted that many of the archaeological remains excavated were not preserved for posterity by the agency conducting the excavation. He pointed to the neglect of the excavated Harappan site of Kalibangan. The Lothal site was, however, preserved and a museum built for it, he added.

Most of the important underwater sites of Dwarka excavated by the NIO's Marine Archaeology Centre (MAC) with funds from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Department of Science and Technology and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) should have been preserved by a competent agency, he said.

With neither the CSIR nor the ASI having expertise to undertake conservation of a submerged city, the octogenarian archaeologist said he had prepared a project report in consultation with a number of organizations and individuals including the Indian Navy, research foundations and underwater construction engineers.

On the controversy regarding date of submerged site of Dwarka near the Gomti river mouth in Arabian Sea, Dr. Rao said the archaeologists could not arrive at the date in isolation, but relied on relative chronology such as pottery and the sea-level rise.

''We are of the view that Dwarka was submerged by tsunami-like high energy waves, pulling down heavy blocks of stone used in the construction of the structures. This must have also resulted in changing the course of the paleo channel of Gomti, as recorded by NIO maritime archaeologist K. H. Vora during recent studies,'' he said.

The reference to such a catastrophe was made in the Mahabharata and other epics which said Dwarka, built on mainland by Lord Krishna, was contemporary to Bet Dwarka (Kusasthali) that could be dated to 17th century BCE, and this was later confirmed by scientists, he said.

Dr Rao said the three-holed triangular stone anchors found in large numbers in Dwarka waters suggested a continuity in evolution of the anchors in Lothal and Mohenjo-Daro, which had a single hole. The Dwarka anchors of late Harappan phase are a couple of centuries older than the identical anchors of late Bronze Age used in Cyprus and Syria, he added.


The discovery of the submerged city of Dvaarkaa was published on this PVAF site in March 2005.

Please click on the two items below to read the 2 news story from PVAF NEWS ARCHIVE related to today's story:

 

 

WHY IS PVAF INTERESTED
IN THIS NEWS STORY

At PVAF, it is the mandate of all those who have any connections to any PVAF programs as users, developers, donors, beneficiaries, volunteers or simply well wishers are all dealing with the finding of TRUE KNOWLEDGE and then SHARING OF THE TRUE KNOWLEDGE WITH HUMANITY.....

The TRUE KNOWLEDGE whose equivalent in vED is the sNskRUt word GNaan. And vED is:

  • ALL SCIENCES THAT IS KNOWN AND WILL BE KNOWN;
     

  • WITH WHICH EVERYTHING IN THIS CREATION HAS BEEN CREATED WITH LIFE; AND
     

  • IS PROVIDED WITH MEANS TO SUSTAIN  LIFE; AND
     

  • IS CYCLICALLY RECREATED ETERNALLY IN DIFFERENT LIFE FORMS.
     

  • IN THIS UNIVERSE AND ALL THE INFINITE UNIVERSES THAT EXISTS.....

vED states that:

THE ONLY THING THAT CAN ALLEVIATE,
IF NOT ELIMINATE,
 
DuKH = PAIN AND SUFFERING
IS
GNaan.

Humanity and other created forms in this universe are science based creations. As per vED, all created forms, whether animate or inanimate, has two primary components:

  1. puruSH which is also named as aat`maa = soul or spirit
     

  2. pRkRUti which is the physical body which could be visible or invisible.

On this PVAF knowledge web site a lot of GNaan has been shared with the entire humanity on the above knowledge summary about creation and its sciences of creation.....on a daily basis and will be shared eternally....

Lord Krishna

SHRii kRUSH`AN charioteering aArjun to perform his DHARm with GNaan

And today's news story is the latest connection humanity has to vED and vEDik lifestyle....About 5200 years ago aARjun's charioteer in the 18-day mHaabhaart war which killed about 1.7 billion peoples of diverse humanity was SHRii kRUSH`AN....and the original city of Dvaarkaa was built by SHRii kRUSH`AN when he moved from his birth place mthuraa. This original city of Dvaarkaa sunk in the ocean after SHRii kRUSH`AN completed HIS 9th avtaar of viSH`ANu.

The existing city of Dvaarkaa is a subsequent creation in the time era called kli-yug which started when  SHRii kRUSH`AN completed HIS 9th avtaar of viSH`ANu....Presently we are in about 5107th year of the total 432,000 years which is the time span of kli-yug as per vED....

This week additional knowledge will be shared on this archeological site of submerged Dwaarkaa and vED sharing....

This column was prepared by SHRii Champaklal Dajibhai Mistry of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada from his vED library.....

The sNskRUt words on this PVAF web site are in italic, bold and blue or brown and its spelling is in true phonetics based system being developed at PVAF...please click here to access the sNskRUt - English transliteration chart on this PVAF web site...

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PRESENT DAY
DWARKA - THE SACRED CITY

Dwarka is an important city for Hindu Pilgrimage. This was the kingdom of Lord Krishna. The entire city was revealed by marine excavations. The city of Dwarka, renowned in myth and legend, was once the capital of Lord Krishna's empire. He is believed to have settled there after leaving Mathura, thousands of years ago.

 The site is undoubtedly ancient but its association with Lord Krishna gives it a sanctity which draws millions of pilgrims. It is one of India's seven oldest towns or sapta puris, where he reigned for decades as leader of a growing clan.

On the eve of the great battle of Kurukshetra, Lord Krishna set out from Dwarka to the site of the battle, to instruct Arjuna, the Pandava, and these instructions form the text of the Bhagavad Gita. Famous for his divine compassion, Krishna was devoted to those whom he loved. When Sudama, the humble friend of his childhood, visited him hesitantly at Dwarka, he was received like a royal prince by Lord Krishna and his queen, the beautiful Rukmini.

There are many other legends connected with Dwarka. It is said that when the Lord finally abandoned his body, the city slipped into the sea and its waves closed over it for ever.


Today's Dwarka, like its ancient counterpart, stand poised on the edge of the Kutchh peninsula, facing the Arabian sea. In times gone by, it was a seaport from where goods were borne to the Mediterranean world. The city was also the gateway to western India. It is clear that Dwarka was a populour town with buildings constructed of stone and brick, even before the Christian era.

Its archaeological remains point to a level of prosperity unusual at that time. Throughout the centuries, Dwarka has been visited by many persons whose names illuminate the pages of history. Among these were Adi Shankaracharya (c 780 to 820 AD), Ramanuja (12th century A.D), the great mystic Narsinh Mehta, Mira, the devout princess from Chitor, and the great saints Kabir and Nanak.

Places to Visit

Jagat Mandir
Dwarka is famous for the temple of Dwarkadhish, the ` Lord of Dwarka' also known as Jagat Mandir or temple of the world. It is sup- posed to have been constructed over 1400 years ago, although many claim that it is even older. It houses the image of Lord Krishna and is the beacon which draws pilgrims from all over India and abroad. Magnificently built on traditional lines, the temple has five floors and is profusely carved from base to pinnacle. The festival of Lord Krishna's birth is celebrated there every year in the auspicious month of Shravan with great splendour and amidst great rejoicing. Navratri and other festivals celebrated there during the year recall special events in the Lord's life. It is during these festivals, redolent as they are with mystic fervor and joy, that the true significance of Dwarka can be understood.

The Sharada Peetha

This is one of the four Mathas established by Jagat-guru Shankaracharya, all of which survive to this day. The Matha runs an educational society, an arts college and a Sanskrit Academy, which prepares scholars for doctorates in Sanskrit and Indology.

Bet Dwarka

Also known as Bet Shankhoddar, Bet Dwarka is only 5 kms from Okha Junction in sea and Okha is 30 kms from Dwarka. It is said to be the place where Lord Krishna lived with his family when the ruled at Dwarka. It is also the place where Vishnu slew the demon Shankhasura. Visitors make it a point to visit the Krishna temple at this site which holds much of interest to be seen and experienced.

Nageswar Mahadev

The Puranas mention 12 Jyotirlingas or columns of light representing Lord Shiva, who manifested himself in that form in different parts of India. This shiva shrine near Dwarka is one of these and is there- fore accorded great respect.

 

How to get there ?

Air
Jamnagar is the nearest airport and is about 150 kms away. Visitors can travel to Dwarka from Jamnagar either by road, rail or bus.

Rail
Dwarka lies on the metre gauge railway line that runs from Viramgam to Okha. By rail, Dwarka is 378 kms from Ahmedabad, 217 kms from Rajkot and 137 kms from Jamnagar.

Road
An excellent State highway links Dwarka. State Transport Buses ply to Dwarka fro
m various places
 



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