LEGEND HAS IT that about 5,000 years ago, Lord Krishna forsook his kingdom at Mathura and came to live on the seafront at Dwarka, where he founded a glittering new city. It is believed that the city was subsequently submerged under the sea. Whether or not this is myth or fact, recent excavations of the seabed have indeed established the existence of a submerged city In the vicinity of Dwarka. I lindu pilgrims flock to Dwarka throughout the year. The city’s main temple is the towering Dwarkadhish Temple, dating to the 16th century. Built of granite and sandstone on a plinth area of 5410 m (1,772 ft), it is supported by 60 pillars and rises seven storeys to an impressive height of 51 m (167 ft). Situated a short distance to Its east is the small, lavishly carved Rukmini Temple. Built in the 12th century, it is dedicated to Krishna’s wife.