Rukmini Devi Temple

Gujarat Krishna Temples

The Rukmini Devi Sanctuary is a sanctuary in Dwarka, 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) away from Dwarka, India. It is committed to Rukmini, Krishna’s central sovereign. The sanctuary is supposed to be 2,500 years of age however in its current structure it is surmised to have a place with the twelfth century.


It is a lavishly cut sanctuary finished with figures of divine beings and goddesses on the outside with the sanctum lodging the principle picture of Rukmini. Cut naratharas (human figures) and cut gajatharas (elephants) are delineated in boards at the base of the pinnacle.


An intriguing legend is described to legitimize separate dwelling sanctuaries, far away from one another, for Rukmini and her better half Krishna. It is said that in line with sage Durvasa (who was famous for his irritability and offering curses) Krishna and Rukmini pulled a chariot taking sage Durvasa to their home for supper. In transit, when Rukmini requested water to extinguish her thirst, Krishna drew Ganges water, by nudging the ground with his toe, for her to drink. Rukmini extinguished her thirst with the Ganges water. In any case, Durvasa felt offended as Rukmini didn’t have the graciousness to offer him water to drink. He, in this way, reviled her that she would live independently from her better half.

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