Reliance has always been at the forefront of developing Devbhumi Dwarka. In a unique initiative to augment facilities at India’s most famous and popular pilgrim place Dwarka, the Reliance family has been taking several measures to help facilitate local as well as pilgrims from all over the country consisting of devotees of Lord Krishna with amenities and necessities.

Gomti Ghat

Dwarka Mandir Vyavasthapan Samiti with the help of Reliance Group and The Government of Gujarat has renovated Gomati Ghat at an estimated cost of Rs. 1.10 Crore. Pilgrims of Dwarka invariably visit these places. The work included fixing of granite and railings on 16 different Ghats on the bank of Gomati river and Chhappan Sidi (56 steps leading to the Dwarkadheesh Temple). The Hon’ble Chief Minister of the Gujarat State Shri Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone for the same on 23 December 2001. M/s Bridge and Roof, a government of India Enterprise was awarded contract to carry out this work which was completed very fast. Bath in Gomati’s water gives fruits of bath in several other pilgrim places. The whole ghat was lastly renovated with fixing Chobari stones brought from Rajula during Gaikwadi rule. Stones on the ghat were broken and had become uneven, causing discomfort to the pilgrims.

The renovation carried out by the Reliance and the Dwarka Mandir Vyavasthapan Samiti has once again made the place worthy of visit and holy bath. Each ghat on the bank of Gomati bears special name as follows:

  • Sangam Ghat
  • Ram Ghat
  • Durvasha Ghat
  • Narayanbali Ghat
  • Narsinh Ghat
  • Hanuman Ghat
  • Satyanarayan Ghat
  • Gao Ghat
  • Govind Ghat
  • Rushi Ghat
  • Mira Ghat
  • Sati Ghat
  • Ganga – Parvati Ghat
  • Surya Ghat
  • Gomati Ghat
  • Krishna Ghat

Sudama Setu

Another major developmental work done by Reliance for Dwarka is the grand Sudama Setu bridge. The Sudama Setu is a pedestrian suspension bridge built over the Gomti river in Devbhoomi Dwarka, Gujarat. It connects the Jagat Mandir and Panchkui Tirth on the island southeast of the temple. It is named after Sudama, the childhood friend of Lord Krishna. The bridge was inaugurated by the then Chief Minister of Gujarat Smt. Anandiben Patel in 2016. The bridge is 166 meters long and 4.2 meters wide, capable of carrying 25,000 to 30,000 pedestrians an hour. The Sudama Setu is beneficial in providing an easy connection to the devotees of Lord Dwarkadheesh.

Maha Prabhuji’s Baithak

Maha Prabhuji’s baithak, another shrine of equal importance for Vaishnavas is also renovated. This restoration work has helped add glory to this important place of worship.

CCTV Security System

As a major breakthrough for the security of the holy place, Reliance has set up a state-of-the-art close-circuit TV-based computerized security system in the precincts of the temple. The system, which consists of a control room established in Dwarka Police Station premises near the temple has strengthened the police force and helps them protect the shrine and the devotees during festivals such as Janmasthami, Holi, etc. The security system involves placement of high-powered cameras with monitors in the police control-room. The cameras continuously shoot all entrances and monitor movements in market near temple, the Gomati Ghat, the sea-shore, and almost all important corners of the temple.

Organizing Events & Festivals

Liberal assistance is provided from time to time to this holy place during festivals and events. In the last few years many events have been organized to further propagate the glory of Lord Dwarkadhish at Devbhumi Dwarka and even at other locations. The grand Rajadhiraj Program organized by Shri Dhanraj Nathwani at Ahmedabad is a prime example of this.