Painting by Grinlay’s (1826-1830) of ‘The sacred town and temples of Dwarka.’

Dwarka: The Home of Krishna is a Gateway to Heaven and an Underwater City

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Dwarkadhish temple dedicated to Krishna in Dwarka, India.

Dwarkadhish temple dedicated to Krishna in Dwarka, India. ( Amit Rawat /Flickr )

Such a discovery gave impetus to archaeologists to conduct offshore investigations. The results of the underwater archaeological research show that there are indeed structures submerged just off the shore of the modern city as well. These include stone anchors of various shapes and sizes, dressed stone blocks that were used for construction and fortification walls of an ancient city. It has been speculated that these underwater structures also date to the 15 th century BC. Thus, it is entirely possible that the mythological city of Dvārakā founded by Krishna has its historical basis in this proto-historic settlement that was submerged under the waters.

Featured image: Painting by Grinlay’s (1826-1830) of ‘The sacred town and temples of Dwarka.’ ( Public Domain )

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Somewhere I read that Dwaraka has been dated to 12,000 years ago...It sounds right to I I figured as 12,300 years....Thank you and new ideas will show up...

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