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Dwarka: Unveiling History and Myth



  Feb 28, 2024

Dwarka: Unveiling History and Myth



1. What is the significance of Dwarka in Hindu mythology?

Dwarka holds a crucial place in Hindu mythology as the city established by Lord Krishna after leaving Mathura. It’s considered one of the Sapt Puris, seven sacred cities of Hinduism. According to legends, Dwarka was submerged under the Arabian Sea upon Lord Krishna’s departure from the world.

2. Has there been archaeological evidence supporting the existence of ancient Dwarka?

Yes, offshore and onshore excavations have revealed remnants and artefacts suggesting Dwarka’s historical reality, dating back to around 2000 BC. These include stone anchors, pottery, and structures that could be part of a city-state, confirming a blend of mythological narratives with historical evidence.

3. What did the excavations find in Dwarka?

Excavations in Dwarka have uncovered a variety of artefacts, including fortified foundations, stone blocks, pillars, and stone anchors. These discoveries suggest the presence of a well-planned city with substantial trade connections, possibly acting as a gateway between India and West Asia.

4. Can the submerged city of Dwarka be linked to the Dwarka mentioned in the Puranas and the Mahabharata?

According to archaeologists like SR Rao, the archaeological site of Dwarka, with its antiquities and structures, could indeed be linked to the city described in ancient texts. This bridges the gap between mythology and historical evidence, suggesting a real city that inspired the legendary accounts.

5. What are the future prospects for exploring the submerged city of Dwarka?

The Gujarat government has initiated steps to enhance underwater tourism, including the construction and operation of a submarine/submersible. This would allow for closer examination and exploration of the underwater ruins, potentially offering more insights into the ancient city’s life and structure.

SRIRAM’s:

Stay informed and dive deep into the mysteries of Dwarka, where history and mythology intertwine, offering a fascinating glimpse into India’s rich past.


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