Dwarka Dham Yatra

Rukmini Temple

Rukmini Temple is famous temple dedicated to beloved wife of Lord Krishna, Devi Rukmini. Beautiful paintings of 12th century are featured on the walls of the temple. They depict the time Lord Krishna and Devi Rukmini spent together. The temple is situated 1.5 km away from main town on Okha highway, on the banks of Bhagirathi River. The temple has a beautiful marble deity of Devi Rukmani with four hands holding Shanka, Chakra, Gada and Padma. This symbolizes her being reincarnation of Devi Lakshmi. The place is very dry and has no water.

It is believed that once Lord Krishna and Devi Rukmini invited Rishi Durvasa for a meal in their house. It is expected that host will eat after the guest has eaten but Devi Rukmani got thirsty and asked Lord Krishna to help her. Lord Krishna quietly gave her water to drink but Rishi Durvasa saw that and felt insulted. He cursed Devi Rukmani that she will be separated from Lord Krishna. That is why Lord Krishna’s temple Dwarkadhish is in Dwarka and Devi Rukmani’s temple is far away. Also it is believed that because of this curse the place has no water.

How to reach Rukmini Devi Mandir

The temple is 0.4 km away from Dwarka station, 27.5 Okha station and 36.5 from Bhatiya station. From these stations you can hire taxi to go to temple.

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Published Date: September 18, 2016
Last Updated On: September 26, 2016
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