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Why Sri Krishna Built Dwarka And Shifted From Mathura To Dwarka?

Sri Krishna decided to build the city of Dwarka and shift from Mathura in the north to the western coast of India to respect the boon given by Lord Shiva to Kalyavan, son of Garga Rishi. The story of Sri Krishna moving to Dwarka is misinterpreted by some people. They think Sri Krishna ran away from Mathura. That is incorrect. Krishna moved to save Yadavas. Why was Krishna forced to build the city of Dwarka? Garga Rishi, an important Sage and head priest of the Yadava dynasty, was once ridiculed by the Yadavas as belonging to the third sex. Garga Rishi did not take the slight lightly and was infuriated by the laughter of the Yadavas. The angry sage took a vow to beget a son who would terrorize the Yadavas. The Rishi then married a Yavana (Greek), princess. The sage then propitiated Lord Shiva and got a son who was named Kalyavan. After his birth, Kalyavan propitiated Shiva through intense penance and gained the boon that he will not be killed by a person born in the Ya

Lakshmi Narasimha Temple at Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain

Lakshmi Narasimha Temple is located near the corridor of Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain. The shrine is dedicated Narasimha Avatar of Lord Vishnu. The story of Lakshmi Narasimha Temple in Mahakaleshwar Temple is found in the Skanda Purana. As per Skanda Purana, the anger of Narasimha did not end with slaying of demon Hiranyakashipu. Shiva then advised Narasimha to visit the spot where Mahakaleshwar Shivling is located in Mahakaal Vana (present day Ujjain). Narasimha visited the spot and got rid of his anger. In the temple, Narasimha is seen along with Goddess Lakshmi and Bhakta Prahlada. Special prayers are offered here on Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi – the Narasimha Jayanti day . Special pujas and offerings are performed on Saturday and Chaturdashi as per Hindu calendar.