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Vitthal Rukmini Devi Temple – Timings, Story, Location

Vitthal Rukmini Devi Temple: 

In Dwarka, Gujarat, India, there is a temple called the Vitthal  Rukmini Devi Temple that honours the Hindu deity Rukmini.

The main image of Rukmini is housed in the interior of this intricately carved temple, which is embellished with statues of gods and goddesses on the exterior. Panels near the base of the tower have carvings of naratharas, or human figures, and gajatharas, or elephants.

It is assumed that the current temple structure dates from the 19th century.

The practice of asking worshippers to donate water to the temple is known as jal daan (literally, “water offering”).

Goddess Rukmini holding a gada, sankha, and chakra

A stunning marble statue of Devi Rukmani with four hands holding Shanka, Chakra, Gada, and Padma is located in the temple’s sanctum.

A temple called the Rukmini Devi Temple is located in Dwarka, Gujarat, India, 2 kilometres distant from Dwarka. It is devoted to Goddess Rukmini, the principal spouse of Lord Krishna and the Dvapara Yuga’s avatar of Devi Lakshmi. Although the temple is thought to be 2,500 years old, its current structure suggests that it was built in the 12th century.

Once you have seen Dwarkadhish Rukmini Maharani, the yatra to Dwarka is over.

Story of Rukmini Devi Mandir:

A story is told to explain why Rukmini and her husband Krishna should have separate residential temples located far from one another. According to legend, Krishna and Rukmini dragged a chariot with the sage Durvasa, who had a reputation for having a short temper and casting curses, to their home for dinner. Krishna brought Ganges water for Rukmini to drink when they were travelling when she asked for it to quench her thirst. He did this by poking the ground with his toe. With the water from the Ganges, Rukmini satisfied her thirst. Rukmini did not provide Durvasa with a glass of water to drink first, which infuriated him. So, he cursed her for choosing to live apart from her husband.

Rukmini Devi Temple Timings: 6.00 am – 9.30 pm

Rukmini Devi Mandir Location:

shri vitthal rukmini temple, Dwarka, Gujarat 361335

Best Time to Visit Rukmini Devi Temple is September to February

How to reach rukmini temple:

By Rail:

All of the major Gujarati cities are well connected by road to Dwarka, which has a railway station.

By Air

Dwarka is accessible by two airports. One is in Porbandar, which is 105 kilometres from Dwarka. From the airport, take the following road route to get to Dwarka by rail. The second airport was in Jamnagar, which was 131 kilometres from Dwarka.

Dwarka to Rukmini Temple distance – 7 min (3.1 km) via GJ SH 6A

Rukmini Devi Temple Photos:

Vitthal Rukmini Devi Temple


Rukmini Devi Temple

panduranga vittala rukmini

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