Dwarka is ancient pilgrimage centre located at the western end of Gujarat on the coast of Arabian Sea, one of the Sapta Puri – Seven ancient religious city and one of the Char Dham – four sacred pilgrimage of Sanatan Dharma. It is believed that Dwarka was built by Lord Vishwakarma to setup the kingdom of Lord Shree Krishna and was the first capital of Gujarat. It is very popular across the world and mainly in Vaishnava for the Jagat Mandir – Dwarkadhish Temple where millions of devotee of Lord Shree Krishna visits throughout the year.

Each of our sacred places is associated with special kind of ritual and practice. Tula Daan, Dhwaja Arohan and daily eleven types of Bhogs Seva are the most significant practice in observed in Dwarka. Daily five Dhwajaji Arohan takes place in Dwarkadhish temple, Jagat Mandir at Dwarka. Devotee respect Adhyatmik swarup of Dhwajaji and bow to it as mark of devotion, honour, pure love and faith.

Characteristics and Uniqueness of Dwarkadhish Temple Flag

Flag also known as Dhwaja hosted on top of flag pillar and hosting of Dhwajaji is important rituals of Vaishanavs and devotees of Lord Shree Krishna. 52 yard or Gaj Dhwaja is used to flag on the Dwarkadhis Temple. It has unique significance that Administration of Dwarka was run by 56 koti yadavs during time of Lord Shree Krishna. It indicates fifty-six divisions of administration, out of fifty six administrators’ Balram, Lord Shree Krishna, Pradhumna & Anirudhji are incarnation of god. This is known as Chaturvyuh and considered as donor of purushartha, dharma, aarth, kama & Moksha of human life. If four of them are deducted from 56 administrators then remaining are 52. Thus to remember this, the Dhwajaji is 52 yards in length.

Another tale mentioned in Hari Vansh, there were 50 gates for entrance & exits into Dwarka. On each gate symbolic Dhwaja be used to unfurl. There were two gates for entry and exit for Lord Shree Krishna which were named as Swarga Dwar and Moksha Dwar. Thus 52 yards Dhwajaji is used for Dwarkadhish Temple. Devotee can see the Dhwaja from 20 yojana and blessed with Dhwaja Darshana.

Significance of Colors of Dhwajaji of Dwarkadhish Temple, Dwarka

The various colors of Dhwaja are signifies the “Shyam Rang” body of Lord Shree Krishna. These includes various colors of rainbow like red, Green, Yellow, Blue, White, Pink and saffron, used in Dhwajaji. Red color signifies good occasion and bravery, Green signifies peace and progress, Yellow for knowledge, Blue for strength, White for cleanness and peace, Saffron for bravery, pink for joyfulness.

Dwarka is considered as the Mokshapuri, one of the seven most revered pilgrim centers of India and hoisting of flag -Dhwaja on the temple top of Dwarkadheesh at Dwarka is considered as highly auspicious, sacred, celestial and admirable. It is believed that since Hari- Vishnu–Trivikrama who relieves mankind from the Karma bandhana always resides at Dwarka, the ritual has gained spiritual significance. Devotee offer the Dhwaja Arohan with full of faith once their wish are fulfilled.