Dwarka Dhaam got its significance in the time period of Dwapar Yug when Lord Krishna - an avatar of Lord Vishnu, made Dwarka his residence in place of his birthplace Mathura.
Dwarka is derived from 'Dwar', a door, and in ancient times its flourishing port was considered to be the gateway to the main land. As 'Ka' means 'Brahma' meaning, **gateway to Moksha**. It is called Dwarkamati and Dwarkavati. Being adopted home and capital of Shri Krishna after he gave up Mathura. It is held in such a high esteem as a place of Hindu pilgrimage that it is considered to be one of the four principle holy places or Char Dham, it is also famous as Mokshapuri.
As per to tradition, the original temple was believed to have been built by Krishna's grandson, Vajranabha, over the hari-griha (Lord Krishna's residential place). The temple became part of the Char Dham pilgrimage considered sacred by Hindus in India, after Adi Shankaracharya, the 8th century Hindu theologian and philosopher, visited the shrine. The other three are Rameswaram, Badrinath and Puri. Even today a memorial within the temple is devoted to his visit.
Dwarakadheesh is the 108th Divya Desam of Lord Vishnu on the subcontinent, glorified in the Divya Prabandha sacred texts.
Dwarkadheesh temple along with Nageshwar Mahadev, Rukmini Temple, Bhalka Tirth, and Gomati Ghat Temples are few of the well-known Dwarka attractions.