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Large Scale Excavation to Reveal the Past of Krishna’s Dwarka

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has launched excavations near Dwarkadheesh temple in Gujarat to reveal Dwaraka’s past. Dwarka was the golden city founded by Lord Krishna and is one of the four dhams in Hinduism.

Earlier, the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) had carried out extensive undersea excavations. NIO had excavated large number of stone structures of various shapes. Some stone structures give the indication that Dwarka was a busy port.

Now ASI along with navy is planning to conduct both offshore and onshore excavations. The onshore excavations will be near the Dwarkadheesh temple and at Gomti Ghat.

Indian Express reports

‘‘The ASI plans to take up research with a different perspective, while keeping in mind earlier findings. Post-excavation, we will involve a range of experts to analyse the findings of our 20-member team,’’ said Tripathi.