The temple was built in 1815 by the treasurer of the province of Gwalior, Seth Gokuldas Parikh, and is renowned globally for its excellent architecture. It is situated on the north side of Mathura, on the edge of Vishram Ghat along the banks of River Yamuna.

Beautiful colours and floral designs of yellow pillars adorn the large hall of the temple, which holds the sanctum on a higher platform. The idol of Lord Krishna is absolutely stunning, sculpted out of black marble, while Radharani, his companion, has been carved in white marble. A beautiful Rajasthani-style doorway leads to a magnificent, well-maintained courtyard. Devotees can also admire the various carvings of gods and goddesses on the pillars and walls of the temple.

Like most temples in Mathura, Dwarkadhish welcomes thousands of pilgrims during the festivals of Holi and Krishna Janmashtami, however, some special celebrations also take place here. The temple organises the “Hindola” festival during the month of Shravan, typically July or August. Flowers and lights brighten up every surface of the temple, which transforms into a splendid feast for photographers. Another festival, known as “Jhoola” (swing), is also observed at Dwarkadhish at the end of Shravan, and marks the beginning of the rainy season. During this time, Lord Dwarkadhish is placed on a gold and silver-plated swing for darshan.

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