The architecture of the old Dwaraka city of Shri Krishna is also considered to be majestic and amazing and this wonderful discovery has perplexed all those who had been speculating over the years that Vedas and Puranas were products of imagination and not just mythical stories. According to ancient literature the ancient Dwarka city had submerged in the sea. No one has so influenced the course of India's religion, philosophy, art and literature as Krishna. We are only willing to accept what we are taught can be scientifically proven; that will expand. The Sanskrit text, Yukti Kalpa Taru, explains how to build ships, such as the one depicted in the ajanta caves. The proto-historic city was built on the lowest bench, the early historic and the medieval townships on the higher benches.
This Herakles is usually identified with Krishna due to the regions mentioned by Megasthenes as well as similarities between some of the herioc acts of the two. The wall remains submerged at high tide under a column of 2 in water above its top. Towards the end of the most recent Dvarpara Yuga, the texts tells us, Dwaraka was a fabulous city founded on the north-west coast of India. It could be that this ancient port-city was a gateway for foreign sea-faring kingdoms into the Indian mainland and vice versa. One of the first outposts to be excavated, soon after independence was in the Ahmedabad district.
The large ships were anchored to the sea, whereas the small ones were near to the warehouses on the Gomati, part of which has been submerged. Because the Black Sea contains almost no oxygen, the finds are in excellent condition - even including intact rope on a Roman ship. He was the first emperor of China. Apart from the herbal section, this mysterious manuscript also contains astronomical, biological, cosmological and pharmaceutical section. After realizing that the narrow terraces were not sufficient for the increasing population, a new town was built a few years later at the mouth of the river Gomati.
An important achievement of the present expedition is that two young archaeologists have been trained in diving, underwater research, excavation and documentation. Computer simulation of the full sea scans. The ocean rose and submerged the whole of Dwaraka. And to top it all, so does the repetition of the three eclipses described at the destruction of Dwarka 36 years later. Similarly, the large number of stone anchors is indicative of overseas trade. Planning and layout of trenches and cultural findings and identification of layers have been described in a separate chapter.
Dronacarya had also lived here. We are always taught that Krishna is a part of Hindu myth and mythology. Scuba diving in the immense tunnels lined with stalactites, researchers have found highly preserved ceramic vases from Mayan society which would have been used in funerals and during ritual sacrifices. Krishna is the embodiment of intellectual and spiritual glory. Situated in Saurashtra, at a point where the Gomti river meets and Arabian sea, it has acquired multifarious names down the ages: Dwarka- the gateway to eternal happiness; Dwaravati, Swarnapuri - the city of gold, and Swarnadwarika, the golden gateway. This city is regarded as one of the most prominent Chardham the four sacred pilgrimage sites of Hinduism , and one of the seven most ancient religious sites in the country the other six being Ayodhya, Mathura, Haridwar, Banaras, Kanchi and Ujjain.
Traditional Hindu scholars referencing ancient Hindu scriptures believe the location to be very ancient, originally built many thousands of years ago. The present paper deals with the more significant results of further excavations in 1988 and 1989 and discusses archaeological and literary evidence for the identification of the port city of Dvaraka of the protohistoric period. Rao has excavated a large number of Harappan sites including the port city of Lothal in Gujarat. Beginning with the First Crusade in 1096 C. A brief account of the discovery of the submerged city of Dwaraka of Mahabarata fame and the salient features of the structures exposed as a result of underwater excavation con-ducted at Dwaraka and Bet Dwaraka by the Marine Archaeology Unit of the National Institute of Oceanography under the direction of the author from 1983 to 1987 appeared in 1988 Rao, S.
We wish them well with their reserches. It has set to rest the doubts expressed by historians about the historicity of Mahabharata and the very existence of Dwaraka city. That there existed a port-installation here is indicated by the collapsed building blocks lying scattered at the foot of the scarp but further examination of this scarp and another rock standing high further northwest will have to be made by divers for preparing the ancient limit of the port-town. The setu runs from Pamban Island near Rameshwaram in South India to Mannar Island off the northern coast of Sri Lanka in Indian Ocean. The team would be provided with most modern equipment and infrastructure to carry out the studies, he said.
Dwarka soon became a talking point everywhere, and commanded awe and wonder all over the world. Praetorian helmets also sported a lion-shaped relief, and were sometimes adorned with real lion skin. Dwarka is also the site of also known as Sharada Pītha , one of the four cardinal established by Sri , the others being those at , and. Within the Federation of Dwaraka were included the states of , and. They speak of the Mahabharata talking about the sea suddenly engulfing the city after Shri Krishna's death and Arjuna taking Krishna's grandsons to Hastinapur. They ere sent to Manipur University, Oxford University, London, Institute of Earth Sciences, Hanover, Germany for analysis and dating.